Officers in bogus caller hunt

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POLICE are appealing for information after a suspected bogus caller went into a pensioner’s home.

The woman called at the property in St Mark’s Road, in Millfield, claiming to be from a care agency.

She went inside the elderly woman’s home, but it is not known if anything was stolen during the incident, which happened at about 7.15pm on Monday.

The caller was about 5ft6ins tall, of slim build, with short brown hair, and aged between 35 and 39. She wore a dark coat and jeans and left in the direction of Chester Road.

Neighbourhood Inspector Neal Craig said: “Bogus callers can often seem very believable and come in a number of guises For example, they may claim to be from a gas or water company, be a council official or even the police. They may be offering to sell something or just give a sob story in order to get into people’s houses and steal something or con them out of money.

“We’d always urge people to be extra vigilant when answering the door to unannounced visitors. Make sure you check their ID carefully and if necessary ring the company they are claiming to be from.”

Anyone with any information should contact police on 03456 043 043 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.