Fianna Fáil TD for Cork South Central, Micheál Martin TD, has urged residents, particularly elderly residents, of Ballinlough, Douglas and Rochestown to remain extra vigilant after reports of bogus callers in the area.
Gardaí have issued a warning over crimes involving house callers, posing as local authority workers, over the past few weeks.
Deputy Martin commented: “Thieves have been calling to houses posing as local authority workers and asking to look at the gas meter, the water supply or power supply. When one of them has been allowed into the house he distracts the owner and this allows an accomplice enter who then steals goods from inside.
“I would urge everyone in Ballinlough, Douglas, Rochestown and the surrounding areas to be on high alert for these bogus callers. If anyone does knock on your door, always ask for ID first and if you have any suspicions, don’t let anyone in and immediately contact Gardaí.
“People should try and keep an eye on their neighbours, particularly elderly ones, and ensure they are not been targeted by bogus callers. Genuine workers never mind being asked for their identity badges.”