Police warn Cannock residents over bogus callers

By Liam Keen | Cannock | Crime | Published:

Residents are being warned to be on guard after a man pretending to be an electricity official was seen knocking on doors in Staffordshire.

Police are warning residents in Cannock

Police are urging residents in Cannock to stay vigilant after a bogus caller struck at a woman's home just after 10am yesterday.

The man claimed he was from an electricity supplier and said he was offering a safety and data collection service.

Police confirmed that the man did not enter the home and nothing was stolen during the incident, but that it's believed he knocked on other doors in the area.

A spokesman for West Midlands Police said: "The man is described as white, aged 50 to 60-years-old, tall and of a slim build.

"He was wearing a black sweatshirt and an ID card without a photo.

"Officers are keen to speak to anyone with information, or who saw anyone suspicious and/or vehicles in the area prior to the incident, particularly where men knock on the door unexpectedly.

"Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 249 of February 13 2019."

Liam Keen

By Liam Keen
Reporter - @LiamKeen_Star

Trainee reporter at the Express & Star, primarily covering Wolverhampton. Got a story? Get in touch on 01902 319688.

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