Officers from Amesbury Police Station are appealing for information regarding incidents which occurred in Holders Road.
On Monday 7 March 2016 at approximately 1.15 pm two elderly residents were targeted by a man who purported to be working for the Council. He told both residents that they needed repairs to the guttering on their properties, quoting hundreds of pounds to carry out the work.
In one incident the resident handed over a smaller amount of cash and the man said he would return to carry out the work in a few minutes. The man did not return.
PC Lucy Wileman said: “This man deliberated targeted elderly residents and pretended to work for the Council. The local council would never approach residents in this way and we ask that the community assists in being vigilant and reporting any suspicious activity.
The most important messages for residents must be – Don’t open your door to anyone you don’t recognise, and never agree to have work carried out by people who cold call. Ask a friend or relative to recommend a reputable company.
“I also ask that anyone who has information regarding the identity of the man pictured comes forward so we can help prevent the more vulnerable in our area from becoming a victim of this type of crime.”
An image is attached of a man officers would like to speak to in connection with this offence.
If anyone recognises this man or knows anything further about this incident, please contact Pc Lucy Wileman from Amesbury Police Station on 101. Or call Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 where details may be left anonymously if preferred.