Police in Arnold have issued a warning to residents following reports of suspected rogue roofers operating in the area.
Arnold’s Neighbourhood Policing Team were called out following a suspicious incident where two males in a van have attended a female’s home, ‘completed’ unknown work on the roof and then demanded £800.
Police say the males identified themselves as working for ‘Vintage Roofing’ and were seen driving a dark-coloured van.
They have then told the female to attend the bank for the cash and they would return to collect it.
A police spokesman said: “Although the female was shown ‘before’ and ‘after’ shots of her roof, we can’t confirm this was even her roof.
“The first thing they told the victim was that they were ‘on Google’. When officers have searched the company on Google, they are listed as a business but have no contact details listed – this instantly raises suspicion.
“Please keep an eye out for these guys! Even if a company is listed on Google, look closely to make sure it’s legitimate as anybody can list a company on the internet. If you require work doing on your property then you should contact the companies yourself.
Never buy products or services from door-to-door sellers, take a leaflet and do some research before agreeing to any work being done.”
Officers ae now appealing for information following the incident.
The spokesman added: “If you have any information regarding the above males and vehicle or think you may have cctv, please contact us on 101 quoting incident number 0439_080702021”