Bogus caller incident in Walker
17 Feb 2015 09:26 AM[View Full Size]
Police are appealing for witnesses after a bogus caller incident in Newcastle.
The incident happened between 8.30am and 9.30am on Monday, February 16. Two men visited an address in Ivy Road in Walker and asked for money for work they claimed had been carried out.
It's believed the men were in a cream Ford flatbed lorry and may have visited the area on previous occasions.
Officers are carrying out enquiries into the incident and are asking for anyone with information to contact them.
Neighbourhood Inspector Ronnie Lowes said: "If anyone was in Walker on Monday morning and saw these men, or saw the vehicle, we want to hear from them.
"These sorts of people prey on the vulnerability of elderly people to con them out of money and we'd urge anyone with elderly family members, friends or neighbours to speak to them and ask them to be on their guard and extra cautious. If they are in any doubt at all they can ring police."
The appeal comes as part of Operation Strongbow - an initiative which targets doorstep crimes and distraction burglaries.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191 quoting reference 276 160215 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 080 555 111.