Rogue Trades! Stay alerted

Alert message sent 03/10/2020 12:31:00

Information sent on behalf of Derbyshire Constabulary

We received a call this week from concerned residents about possible rogue traders scamming elderly residents into having roof repairs when they are not needed on Langwith Road, Shirebrook. We had previous calls that day elsewhere in Derbyshire reporting the same.

Upon attendence two males were found trying to scam a resident. One was arrested for unrelated matters, the other is being interviewed and we seized their vehicle. There were reports of three men but one had left the scene before we arrived.

Thanks to the concered members of public we were able to put a stop to this resident being scammed and potentially many others. Always be vigilant and look out for your vulnerable neighbours.

Never accept work from doorstep sellers without identification. Remember if something doesnt feel right, it probably isn't. We will be in the area tomorrow and the coming days to offer saftey advice and reassurance.

A big thanks to Bolsover and Clowne Police SNT and Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service for their assistance. 👨‍🚒👮‍♂️
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Zaneta Pieprzak (Police, Police Community Support Officer , North East)

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