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Residents reminded to be vigilant of doorstep callers in Portsmouth

Alert message sent 07/05/2020 11:14:00

Information sent on behalf of Hampshire Constabulary


Morning,

We just wanted to make you aware of a couple of reports we’ve received within the last 48 hours regarding two men knocking on doors in the city and claiming to be from an electricity company.

They are reportedly asking to go into people’s lofts and check the “high voltage electricity cables”.

The men, one described as being Asian and aged between 25-30 and the other as white and aged in his 60s, have been reported to have knocked on doors in Larkhill Road, Benham Drive and Fort Cumberland Road.

No crimes have been reported but as far as we can tell, they have not been able to provide any identification.

However, we just thought that this would be a good time to remind residents to be careful when opening the door to unexpected visitors and to always ask for a valid ID. If you are unsure, you are under no obligation to let them in.

For more advice, please check out our crime prevention website and share with loved ones who are vulnerable - https://www.hampshire.police.uk/police-forces/hampshire-constabulary/areas/campaigns/2018/doorstep-criminals/.

We will be patrolling across the city, so please let us know if you have any concerns.
Message sent by
Melanie Adams (Police, Corporate Communications, Hampshire )

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