[01 FEB 01]
CRIMES, FIRES & ACCIDENTS
Warning After Cash Theft
are warning people to be on their guard in the Coventry area after
a man tricked his way into a woman's home.
incident happened yesterday between 4.20pm and 5pm in Frevill Road
in Bell Green.
44-year-old woman answered a knock at the front door to find a man
claiming to be from the gas board.
told the woman that he needed to check her central heating and he
asked the her to stand by the boiler whilst he checked the
a short while the man told the woman that the heating was fine.
The woman later discovered that her purse was stolen which
claims to have seen the man pull a white baseball cap on after he
left the woman's house and run away.
offender is described as a white man aged in his 30's and about
6ft tall of slim build with short brown hair. He was clean shaven
and had a scruffy appearance wearing a denim jacket and blue
jeans, which had, white paint on the back.
police spokesman said:
would urge people not to let anyone into their home unless they
are certain of their identity. Genuine callers do not mind
waiting while their identity is being verified. Remember - if in
doubt keep them out."
Liberate has been set up to deal with this type of crime, anyone
with any information can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 in
with information specific to this crime can call police at Stoney
Stanton Rd on 02476 539020.