Between 12.00 and 12.30pm yesterday a bogus caller attended an address in the Winthorpe area. He claimed to be a sub-contractor of Waterloo Housing and asked to look at the lead on the chimney at the property. The man charged £40 and would appear to have opened a number of windows whilst inside the house. After he left the tenant discovered that £200 had been taken from her purse. There may have been a second person involved but no-one else was seen at the time. The man is described as stocky and wearing blue clothing with a black/blue cap. He was carrying a clipboard. PLEASE REPORT ANY COLD CALLERS TO POLICE AND NEVER LET ANYONE INTO YOUR HOME UNLESS YOU CAN BE ABSOLUTELY SURE THAT THEY ARE GENUINE. IF YOU’RE NOT SURE DON’T OPEN THE DOOR  

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