Residents warned to remain vigilant following bogus callers in Ellesmere Port Date published: 23rd May 2017 3.15pm

Ellesmere Port officers are warning elderly residents to remain vigilant following reports of bogus callers.

Over the past few days officers have received multiple reports from residents in the Rivacre area who have been visited by a man offering to professionally wash their driveways and patios for an agreed price.

On one occasion the resident accepted the offer. However, the man did not complete the agreed work and then became aggressive towards the victim, a vulnerable elderly woman, demanding that she paid him more money.

PC Lucy Hawkins from Ellesmere Port Local Policing Unit said: “The suspect is described as being a white man with an Irish accent driving a white transit van. On each occasion the man has specifically targeted vulnerable elderly residents. 

“I urge anyone with any information into either of these incidents to contact Cheshire Police on 101. I’d also like to appeal to the local community to look out for elderly relatives, friends and neighbours to help reduce the likelihood of someone else becoming a victim.”

Anyone with information regarding the incidents should contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting occurrence number 0717158262. Information can also be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.