Police probe bogus callers in child's bedroom in Newtownabbey

Police probe bogus callers in child’s bedroom in Newtownabbey

DETECTIVES are investigating after bogus callers conned their way into a 10-week-old baby’s bedroom in Newtownabbey.

Two men called at a house in Abbeycroft Gardens shortly after 11am on Thursday.

They told the 35-year-old woman who answered the door that they were from the water board and needed to check water pressure and metre access.

One of the men kept the woman talking in the hall while the other went upstairs.

The woman, who had a 10-week-old baby in the house at the time, mentioned that she was expecting a visit from her health visitor. Both men then left quickly.

When she checked upstairs, the woman noticed the baby’s room and another room had been disturbed. It is not yet clear if anything was taken.

The man who stayed downstairs has been described as in his late 30s, around 6′ tall and of slim build and short dark hair. He was unshaven and wore a navy t-shirt, light blue boiler suit with arms tied around the waist and white trainers.

The second male is described as younger than the other, and had short sandy coloured hair.

On Friday, police in Newtownabbey warned that hoax callers were targeting pensioners in the area.

Newtownabbey PSNI said: “Police take bogus calls like these extremely seriously and would urge anyone with any information on who these persons are to contact Newtownabbey police.”

They urged anyone who is unsure about callers to use the Quickcheck number and not to let strangers into their home.



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