Message sent by Jason Taylor (Police, PC, Ryde)
“Police are investigating reports of Rogue Traders committing doorstep crimes around the Island over the last couple of days. Police would like to speak to anyone who has been contacted by suspected rogue traders during this period.
These individuals have been offering services such as tree cutting and facia repairs.
If anyone has any information or has been contacted by them to have work done, please contact Pc 3820 Taylor – Jason.firstname.lastname@example.org or report the incident via 101 quoting “OPERATION LIBERAL”.
If you’re not sure, don’t open the door. Read our crime prevention advice and always:
Lock all doors, even when at home
Use a chain or spy hole
Stop unknown people from entering
Tell the police about unwanted or suspicious callers by calling 101
Keep an eye out for you neighbours and vulnerable people in your area who may be targeted.
If it’s an emergency, it’s always 999. You can also provide information to the independent Crimestoppers charity if you wish to stay anonymous by calling 0800 555 111. if you have suspicions which you wish to report to police call 101.
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