Humberside Police are investigating a burglary at a house on Martin’s Road in Thorngumbald. The 70 year-old owner of the house opened the door to two men who claimed that the roof needed repairing. The owner let the men into the house to discuss the work involved.
Once the pair had left the house the owner realised that a large amount of cash had been stolen.
The incident happened at around 12.30pm on 10 October. The two men were driving a white van with ‘Care and Repair Roofing’ printed on the side.
Humberside Police are appealing for anyone who may have seen the van in the area at the time to contact them by calling the non-emergency number 101 quoting log 221 10/10/17.
Elderly people and vulnerable individuals are often the main targets of such criminals. People dressed as officials try and con their way in to people’s houses, then distract them while stealing money and valuables. These individuals often wear convincing uniforms and impersonate gas workers, water board officials and kitchen fitters amongst others.
When you have people call at your home always ask for identification, and if you’re unsure don’t let people into your house. If they’re genuine officials, they’ll come back at a later date.
If you suspect there may be such criminals knocking on doors where you live, please report it to the Police on the non-emergency number of 101.
For more crime prevention advice please follow this link [PROTECT YOUR HOME