Message from the Cornwall and Devon Police

Thursday 3rd February 2011

This message relates to Police Log 457 31 January 2011.

We would like to make you aware of the following suspicious incident reported to us that took place in the Saltash area on the afternoon of Sunday 31 January 2011.

Two males attended a property to turn water off purporting to be from the water board but did not show any Identification. One male turned off the water tap under the kitchen sink, they told resident that as they used her water they would have to give her £5 but only had a £20 note and asked if she had change, the resident told them she did not have any money and they left telling her they would put £5 in the door later in the week.

The males are described as follows: first male is white, aged around 20 years of age, 6 foot, very slim, with short dark hair, wearing grey pullover and jeans. The second white male is described as late 30's, 5 feet 6 inches, medium build, short dark hair, and was possibly wearing a check shirt.

At this time we are not aware of any crime committed but doubt the male callers were genuine. Please remember to challenge all unexpected callers. Legitimate callers will carry identification and be happy to wait outside, with the door closed and locked, while you phone their company/business from the telephone number in the phone book.

If you doubt the authenticity of a caller at your door then please contact us on 08452 777 444. Please pass this message on to your neighbours.

Thank you.

Please phone us with any information on 08452 777 444.

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