17/07/2018

Two Men Arrested Over Roofing Scam In Newry

Two men have been arrested in Newry who were allegedly involved in a roofing scam.

The suspects reportedly offered to carry out roof repairs and guttering services in the Armagh road area and demanded more money when the work was complete.

They are believed to have tried to scam a woman, aged in her 90s, out of £700.
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A PSNI spokesperson said: "This morning we got a call from a concerned neighbour of a lady in her late 80's who had two chaps in a white van starting to do work to her roof," a PSNI spokesperson said.

"Whilst we were at that call we got another call from a friend of a lady in her 90's who had men at her house this morning, initially to clean her guttering for £30 but then they alleged to have completed more work and charged her £700.

"We now have two males in custody for various offences under the Fraud Act and have a van seized for being used in crime."

(CD/MH)


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