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Watch out: Gardaí warn public about bogus traders in Cork

People have been calling to homes saying that they’re checking gas or water supplies – before burgling the house.

Houses in Cork (File photo)
Houses in Cork (File photo)
Image: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland

GARDAÍ HAVE WARNED the public to be on the look out for burglars calling to the homes of people in Cork posing as local authority employees.

Elderly and vulnerable people have been singled out by Gardaí to be vigilant after a number of homes have been targeted in the Ballinlough, Douglas, and Rochestown areas of Cork in recent weeks.

Gardaí say callers to the homes say that they work for a local authority and need to check the gas, water, or power supplies. While the homeowner is distracted by the caller, an accomplice enters the house and steals items from inside.

Homeowners have been asked to ask for identification from anyone who calls to their door and to contact the Gardaí if they have any concerns.

Neighbours and family have been asked by Gardaí to be vigilant around the homes of any elderly or vulnerable family and friends and to report any suspicious activity to the Gardaí. Gardaí have also advised the public that advice on crime prevention can be read on the Garda website.

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