Four people fall victim to bogus callers in Haringey in one month

Four people fall victim to bogus callers

Four people fall victim to bogus callers

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Bogus callers stole cash and jewellery when they targeted the homes of four people in the borough in the last month.

Police have warned homeowners to be vigilant after thieves claiming to work for Haringey Borough Council or a private companies gained access to people’s homes.

One bogus caller claimed to be from kitchen fitting company when he targeted a house in Earlsmead Road, Tottenham, getting away with £120 in cash from the theft at around 4pm on Wednesday, March 12.

The suspect is described as a white man, approximately 5ft 5ins tall with an Irish accent and riding a pedal cycle.

In the second incident on Monday, March 17, a man claiming to be from the council entered a house in Duckett Road, Harringay, at 12pm.

In this case the thief stole jewellery worth around £250 and £50 in cash.

He is believed to be a white man with light brown/ginger hair, aged around 40-years-old and was also riding a pedal cycle.

On Tuesday, March 18, at 1.30pm a man claiming to be from a mobility scooter company targeted a property in Cunningham Road, Tottenham and robbed the 76-year-old occupant of £200 worth of women’s clothing and jewellery.

The suspect in this case is a white man, in his 30s and believed to be about 5ft 7ins tall, of stocky build with short blonde/ginger hair.

He speaks with a London accent and his face is of ‘lumpy’ or ‘pockmarked’ appearance.

The victim said he was wearing a blue, pink and white checked shirt and blue stonewashed jeans.

A man claiming to be from the council targeted a property at Portland Road, Tottenham, on Sunday, March 23, at 5.20pm.

He said that he was working on the house next door and needed to access the victim’s kitchen. This suspect stole the victim’s handbag that contained her purse and bank cards.

The thief is described as a white man, in his 40’s with short ginger hair.

He was wearing a light blue shirt and a grey woollen waistcoat and jeans.

Detective Sergeant Sean Lyons of Haringey Police said: “In a perfect world we would be able to trust everyone, but the sad fact is that we need to be very cautious of strangers who claim that they need to come into our homes.

"I would urge anyone who knows or cares for someone who may be vulnerable to this type of crime to make sure that they are aware of these unscrupulous fraudsters."

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