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Gardaí issue warning about two males calling to homes of elderly in Bantry

Friday, 25th August, 2017 10:40am

Story by Siobhan Cronin
Gardaí issue warning about two males calling to homes of elderly in Bantry

Bantry Garda Station

Gardaí issue warning about two males calling to homes of elderly in Bantry

Bantry Garda Station

FOLLOWING a warning yesterday afternoon, gardaí in West Cork are now asking people in Bantry to be on the look-out for two males calling door-to-door in the town.

The two males were spotted calling to homes of elderly people yesterday. At the time, gardaí issued a warning about a navy Citroen with Kildare 05 number plates (05 KE) in the area.

A number of people writing on the Southern Star Facebook page last night confirmed the sightings.

Today gardaí have urged the elderly – or anyone who comes into contact with strangers at their door – to use their ‘calling cards’ which were distributed by gardaí and through the Community Alert schemes.

The cards encourage callers to fill out a few short details with contact information, before the homeowner engages with them.

‘Do not open the door to unknown callers,’ the gardaí urged today in a statement, adding: ‘Report all suspicious activity.’ 

Bantry gardaí are at 027 20860.



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