Gardaí in the Cavan-Monaghan Division have issued an alert, appealing for assistance in tracking down a bogus caller believed to be targetting homes along the Border region on a “persistent” basis.
The most recent sighting was in the Belturbet area, where gardaí warned of a silver or grey coloured saloon type car, possibly with an English registration, seen travelling between Belturbet and Clones, and further afield.
The person involved is said to be selling clothing door to door, and gardaí posted on social media: 'This individual is most persistent and we are very anxious to intercept him.'
Earlier this year, gardaí sought public assistance in relation to who it's believed is the same alleged person, visiting the homes of elderly people home alone on the pretence of selling clothes.
It follows a further alert relating to a male in a silver or grey coloured jeep type vehicle, with partial registration 181 D, seen in the Ballybay area last week also selling clothing.
“The clothing appeared new and professionally wrapped,” say gardaí, but add: “When a purchase was made, he swapped the items with old used clothing.”
Gardaí in the region have also meanwhile warned homeowners to remain vigilant in respect of their property after two separate alerts were issued at the weekend in relation to vans, one blue and one white, containing persons acting suspiciously in Aughavilla, Milltown, and Tawlaught, Belturbet areas at the weekend.
There were two thefts of iron-cast garden furniture in the Belturbet area at Deanery Banks, and at the Olde Post in Cloverhill.
It amounts to the fourth such theft of garden furniture from business premises and private residences in as many weeks.
“These theft incidents are occurring mainly during night time hours and in particular on Saturday/Sunday nights,” say gardaí.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Cavan Gardai at 049-4368800.