Message from Safer Neighbourhood Team
18/02/2018 09:20:00.......Posted by Margaret Bird
In early January we made aware of a male targeting the elderly and vulnerable to obtain money by deception in the Coulsdon area. The male pretends to know victims and has made up stories that he has a baby and needs money or if he can borrow money that he claims he will give back but never returns.
The male we believe was doing this was arrested a couple of weeks ago and is currently on police bail. We are dealing with the case as quick as we can and will hopefully have a positive outcome soon. Unfortunately we have been made aware of a similar offence in the last couple of days and are currently investigating this. Please call 999 if you see him trying to obtain money by deception from someone you know.
All the offences have occurred around Rutherwick Rise usually where the elderly live. This includes Woodhatch Spinney, Byron Avenue, Aldercroft, Coulsdon Road amongst others. The suspect description from the recent offence is white, f511 tall, slim build, woolly hat, moustache.
Please advise elderly relatives or neighbours not to open the door to strangers. If anyone comes to their door that they don’t know get them to ask for I.D. They do not have to let them in and they must leave when told to do so.
Please click on the link below for further advice on scams.
There is also a nominated neighbour scheme which helps you protect vulnerable neighbours. If you are interested in this please contact us for more advice.
Coulsdon East LPT
Email - CoulsdonEast.email@example.com
Tel - 020 8721 2059