Warning as man impersonating Garda calls to Cavan home

The incident took place earlier this week.

Gardaí have launched an investigation after a man impersonating a Garda called to a house in Bailieborough.

A warning has been issued following the incident, which took place at around 10.30am on Wednesday.

Gardaí say "a lone male called to the home of an elderly couple in the Drumbannon area".

He claimed to be a member of the Garda Detective Branch and enquired if the couple had lost money.

"Thankfully his ploy didn't work and he left empty handed as a passenger in a light blue car."

Gardaí are asking for anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area or who can offer any information to contact Bailieborough Gardaí on 042-9694570.

They've also urged people to be vigilant when it comes to cold callers to your home.

Always ask for identification and never leave a cold caller alone at your door. Don't open your door unless you are sure of the identity of the caller.