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Bogus caller advice after theft in Dingwall

Police in Dingwall are advising the public to be aware of bogus callers after a reported theft in the town.Dingwall Bogus-caller

Officers were made aware yesterday afternoon (Wednesday, February 14) of a man attending homes in the town offering cleaning products for sale.

A small quantity of cash was stolen from a property in the Gladstone Avenue area, which officers believe is linked to this doorstep trader.

Officers are keen to speak to a man in connection with the incident, described as being in his 30s, about 5ft tall and of slim build with short dark hair.

Sergeant Mike Gallie said: “We would advise the community to be wary of cold callers who arrive on your doorstep unannounced offering items for sale.

“Always be sure of who you are dealing with. Ask for ID and check it – a genuine caller will be happy to present their credentials to provide peace of mind.

“If you have doubts it is best to politely decline their business and certainly do not invite them into your home.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting reference NE1954/18, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if you wish to remain anonymous.