A 43-year-old woman has been arrested after a handbag and purse were stolen from an elderly lady in the Beverley Road area of Hull on Sunday 12 April.
It was reported that, shortly before 7pm, a woman visited the elderly victim at home, telling her that she had brought her an Easter egg before allegedly stealing her handbag and purse.
An investigation was launched and a woman was arrested. She has been released under investigation whilst our enquiries continue.
Humberside Police would like to take this opportunity to offer some advice to help keep yourselves and your loved ones safe.
Frequently our older residents report that they have had cold-callers and door step sellers and they have felt intimidated or threatened.
It is important to talk to older friends and family to help them know what to do if an unexpected caller comes to their door.
There are many different types of doorstep scams but our advice is always do not answer the door to anyone you don’t know or who cannot provide valid ID. Don’t feel embarrassed about turning someone away.
Never buy goods from door step sellers, the quality of the goods cannot be guaranteed and if there is a problem with the item you have no comeback or way to return items.
Call the Humberside Police non-emergency 101 line if you’re not in immediate danger but want to report an incident. If you feel threatened or in danger always call 999.
Age UK have some further advice about doorstep callers which you can read here.