Detectives at Lisburn are appealing for information following the report of a suspicious caller to the home of an 87-year-old woman in the Milfort Avenue area of Dunmurry on Wednesday, October 9.
It is reported that at approximately 2pm, an unknown male called at the home of the woman stating that he was there to check houses in the area.
Believing that the man was a tradesperson sent to repair an out of order boiler, the woman granted him access to the house.
The man, described as being in his late 20s or early 30s, was of slim build, clean shaven, with dirty fair, short hair and wearing a light coloured jacket, trousers and a jumper.
He walked around the house but was asked to leave when the woman became suspicious.
Speaking of the incident, Detective Sergeant Chris Millar, said: “Bogus callers depend on the good nature and good will of others.
“They tend to target the more vulnerable members of our society and in particular, older members of our community. It is always advisable to be cautious of unexpected callers.
“We are keen to speak with this man and would ask anyone who witnessed this incident or who has any information to contact Detectives at Lisburn on 0845 600 8000.
“Or, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.”