Warning of Bridlington bogus caller

Bridlington Free Press news
Bridlington Free Press news

Bridlington residents are being warned about bogus callers in the area following a report to the police.

At approximately 4pm on Thursday 5 March 2015 an elderly lady was at her home on Lawson Road in Bridlington when a man knocked at her door advising her that she needed some roofing repairs.

The lady let the caller into her home to discuss the repairs, he took £40 from the elderly woman and said that he would come back the next day to do the work and give her £10 change. He did not return and on investigation no work was required to the roof.

The man is described as white, 5’8” tall, in his 40s to 50s of medium build.

Anyone who knows anything about this incident is asked to contact Humberside Police on the non emergency number 101 referring to crime reference CW/2100780/2015. Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Humberside Police would like to remind householders that if anyone unknown calls to your home asking to come in for any reason, make sure you refuse them entry until you can prove their identity with an ID card.If they cannot provide a legitimate ID card then close the door and call the police on 101 if you are concerned.