Crime & Policing

Bogus caller warning after British Gas uniform is stolen from van

Humberside Police are warning residents of Hull and The East Riding to be alert to potential bogus callers after a British Gas uniform was stolen from a van in Hull.

The van – a blue Volkswagen Caddy – was parked securely on Charemont Avenue, Beverley Road, Hull when an unknown person forced entry between 6pm on Friday 30 September and 9.20am on Monday 3 October 2016

The offender(s) stole a British Gas jacket, a helmet, a plastic tool box containing tools and a fabric tool bag containing tools.

Following the incident police are concerned the offender may use the uniform for a bogus caller style burglary.

If an unexpected caller attends your home – especially if it is British Gas – people are urged to be on their guard.

They should put the chain on the door and then check the callers identification card to ensure they work for the company they claim to represent and then call company to check that they have someone officially working in the area.

Only if they are an employee and have a reason to attend the property should you let them into you house.

If unsure call 101 or 999 in an emergency.

If anyone has information about the theft of the uniform and tools they should call 101 quoting crime reference number 2218652.

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