Residents urged to be vigilant following suspicious incident in Great Hinton
Main article content
Detectives from our Burglary Unit are urging residents to be mindful following a suspicious incident in Great Hinton.
At approximately 2.30pm on October 19, a group of men attended an address of an elderly woman in the village to clean gutters. They then informed the woman they would fix her roof for £7,000. They asked the woman to transfer £4,000 immediately, at which point she became concerned and called a family member. The family member alerted police and the men left the scene.
Officers from our Burglary Unit attended the scene alongside neighbourhood officers in a bid to locate the vehicle the men were travelling in. Enquiries are ongoing.
Det Sgt Ted Roe said: “Fortunately, no money was handed over during the incident and the resident did the right thing by alerting a trusted family member. We are continuing with our enquiries and would urge residents to be vigilant and be mindful of elderly and vulnerable neighbours who may be seen as targets by these individuals.”
If you have concerns regarding a potential rogue trader incident in your neighbourhood, be alert and report your concerns to police via 101 or if a crime is in progress, call 999.
Anyone with information in relation to this incident should call 101 and quote crime reference number 54230111096. Alternatively, call CrimeStoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.