|Doorstep Con Artists Operating Locally|
Two incidents in Stamford Brook and Barrowgate Road
Chiswick Police are reminding residents not to give money to doorstep callers. Over the last week there have been two incidents locally in which residents have answered their door to a female supposedly in distress and asking for money. The first incident took place on Stamford Brook Avenue last Friday (8th August) and the second on Thursday in Barrowgate Road.
Sergeant Ben Clark of Turnham Green safer neighbourhood team said "These people prey on our good nature. Don't give money to doorstep callers, no matter how plausible they appear to be. If you want to help them, direct them to the local police station where they can go if they are genuine. If you are approached by a doorstep caller asking for money and you are suspicious, dial 999."
Chiswick Police ask anyone else who may have been approached by this female to contact their local safer neighbourhood team on 020 8247 6415.
August 15, 2008