Police in Arnold issue alert over suspected rogue roofers who demanded £800 for unwanted work
Police in Arnold have warned local residents following reports of suspected rogue states operating in the area.
Arnold’s neighborhood police team was called in after a suspicious incident in which two men in a van visited a woman’s house, ‘completed’ unknown roof work and then demanded £800.
According to police, the men identified themselves as working for ‘Vintage Roofing’ and were seen driving a dark-colored van.
They then told the woman to go to the bank for the money and they would come back to collect it.
A police spokesperson said: “Although the woman was shown ‘before’ and ‘after’ shots of her roof, we cannot confirm that this was even her roof.
“The first thing they told the victim was that they were ‘on Google’. When officials searched the company on Google, they are listed as a company but have no contact information listed – this immediately raises suspicion.
‘Please watch out for these boys! Even if a business is listed on Google, take a close look to make sure it’s legit since anyone can list a business on the web. If you want to carry out work on your property, you should contact the companies yourself.
Never buy products or services from door-to-door sellers, get a leaflet and do some research before agreeing to any work.”
Officers are now asking for information following the incident.
The spokesperson added: “If you have any information about the above men and the vehicle or believe you have CCTV, please contact us at 101 quoting incident number 0439_080702021”