Two women pretended to be carers to get into Hatfield home
PUBLISHED: 16:11 23 May 2017 | UPDATED: 16:11 23 May 2017
Police are urging residents not to open their doors to strangers after two women pretended to be carers to get into a house in Hatfield.
Police received a call yesterday evening to a suspected distraction burglary attempt in Worcester Road, Hatfield.
A police spokeswoman said: “Two women knocked on the door of a property in Worcester Road, and told the occupant, a woman, that they were her carers and asked to come in.
“The woman did not recognise them and refused to let them enter the address.
“The women, described as black and wearing white uniform-type clothing, then left the area.
“Enquiries into the incident are on-going and an officer is due to attend the address later today.”
Detective Sergeant Pete Hankins said: “In this instance the resident took exactly the right action, she suspected the callers were not legitimate and did not let them into her home.
“We would always advise anyone faced with a caller that they are not expecting and do not know, do not open the door and never let them in.
“I would also encourage anyone who believes they have had similar callers, or may have seen these two women acting suspiciously in the areas that evening, to contact police as soon as possible on the non-emergency number 101, quoting ISR 830 of May 22.”