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Met Police issue warning over bogus callers in Bromley

PUBLISHED: 15:24 13 November 2015 | UPDATED: 15:24 13 November 2015

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There have been six incidents in the borough over the past two days

Residents in Bromley are being asked by police to remain vigilant and not answer the door to cold callers, after six incidents were reported in borough over the past two days.

In three of the incidents, two suspects have targeted elderly people in their homes, posing as plain clothed police officers investigating burglaries in the area.

In the other three cases suspects claimed to be from the either the water board or asked to use a pen after their car had supposedly broken down.

No arrests have been made at this stage.

Detective inspector Charles Clare, said: “Bogus callers tend to target vulnerable members of the community and often this means elderly people.

“Although there are still relatively few victims of this type of crime, it can have an enormous impact on their lives if it happens so we want people to be aware and take simple steps to prevent it from happening.

“If you’ve got any vulnerable or elderly friends or family, then please make them aware of our advice so that they don’t fall foul of this type of scam.”

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