Elderly lady scammed in Storrington (Timberlands).
It is believed that on either Monday 25th November or Tuesday 26th November, a male has knocked on a door in Timberlands, Storrington stating that he was doing work in the area and that the roof of the property was damaged. The male has then entered the property and stated that there is water on top of a cupboard and water on a downstairs wall.
The male asked for a large amount of money, believed to be in the thousands. Unfortunately a description of the male is not available at this time.
We are appealing for anyone with information to call 101 quoting 0445 of 30/11/13.
Remember: If someone knocks on your door, always examine and check their identification.
Never let someone in your house unless they are someone you know and trust.
Don’t immediately agree to any offer involving a significant amount of money, time or commitment.
If you are interested in what a door-to-door salesperson has to offer, take time to find out about their business and their offer. Shop around to make sure you are getting a good deal. Confirm with charities that they are collecting in your area.
PCSO Public Engagement Officer
Neighbourhood Policing Team, Horsham Police Station
Tel: 101 Ext. 530214