Bogus builder in North Tyneside

02 Feb 2015 14:17 PM

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Police are advising residents to be on their guard after a bogus builder incident in North Tyneside.

A man 'cold called' at the home of an 83-year-old North Shields woman between 9am on Thursday, January 29, and 5pm on Friday, January 30, asking for cash to carry out house repairs.

The householder from the town handed over a total of  £800 following two visits by two workman, but the work, guttering repairs and work on a door was not carried out.  The resident had a third visit from the company requesting more money, but this time she refused to hand over any further cash and called the police.

The men are described as :

One, white man aged 30-40 years, tall with fair coloured hair.
Second man is described as older, approximately 70-years old, medium height, with grey hair.
Both had what is described as a local accent.

Acting Detective Sergeant David Anderson said: "We're appealing for anyone who may recognise these two men from the description to get in contact."

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