Police officers in Thanet are urging residents to be on their guard for bogus callers following a suspicious incident in Birchington.
On Thursday 14 December, just after midday, two men were reportedly looking through the window of a house in Coleman’s Stairs Road.
When the men were challenged by the homeowner they said they were collecting money for the armed forces but they were unable to produce any ID and left.
Both were described as white, medium build and around 6ft tall. One of the men was thought to be in his late 30s with black hair and wearing jeans and a black coat.
Officers carrying out enquiries in the area would like anyone who witnessed anything suspicious to report it by calling the appeal line on 01843 222289 quoting 14-0747. Alternatively call Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
Similar to the one “collecting” in Minster last week. These people have a “badge” that they have downloaded from the internet and laminated. They say that they have been authorised by TDC but the Council do not endorse any form of door to door collection so anyone who says they have permission is lying to you.
Beware of the ones trying to sell you something from a rucksack. They place this in the doorway to prevent the person in the house from closing the door until they have bought something. Keep an eye on your elderly neighbours.