Bogus caller warning

Police are warning people to be vigilant after bogus callers targeted elderly residents in Kent.

Officers say that two men called at the home of an 88-year-old in Bond Road, Ashford at around 3.30 pm March 1, claiming to be from a water company.

They claimed they needed to check the water supply hadn’t been poisoned and he let them in, after they showed what he thought was ID, which was the size of a credit card.

One of the men went upstairs and the other checked the taps in the kitchen on the ground floor.

When the men had gone the resident noticed cash had been taken from one of his upstairs rooms.

The suspects are described as white men aged around 18. One was 5ft 2in of slight build and cropped brown hair, the other 5ft 6in tall, of slim build with short fair hair and spoke with a Scottish accent.

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Warning over bogus callers

Police are warning people to be vigilant after bogus callers targeted elderly residents in Kent.