April 17 2014 Latest news:

Latest London news, sport & entertainment

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 16°C

min temp: 6°C

Five-day forecast

Police are appealing for help tracing two men after residents in Crouch End and Highgate were approached by suspected bogus callers within hours of each other.

To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in.

The two incidents took place on Wednesday, November 13, in Crescent Road, Crouch End, and Claremont Road, Highgate.

In the first, a white man in his mid-40s knocked on the door of a house in Claremont Road at 1.15pm, and told the cleaner he was there by arrangement with the homeowner to clean the windows.

The man asked to come in to fill his bucket and he disappeared upstairs. A few minutes later he left, saying he would come back to collect the money.

He had not cleaned the windows, and the victim discovered her purse’s contents missing shortly afterwards.

The man is described as about 5’ 10” tall, of slim build with mousy coloured hair which curled up at the ends.

Then, at about 3.30pm, an elderly resident was approached by a young white man as she arrived back at her Crescent Road home.

He claimed he was working on the gutters, and followed her into the communal hallway and up to her flat. It is believed he poured water on her floor once inside.

As he was explaining the puddle had been caused by the gutters, the occupant of the below flat called him down to look at the water leaking through the ceiling. The ginger-haired suspect said he would speak to his colleague outside but never returned.

Det Con Matthew Lever, of Haringey police, said: “ I would appeal for anyone who remembers seeing either of these men to contact me on 101 quoting the above references.

“If you feel uncomfortable letting someone into your home, then don’t.”

The police have advised people to always ask to see a cold-callers identity and ask them to wait outside while they check. If there are any concerns, people are advised to call 999.

For more advice contact the safer neighbourhood team or visit www.met.police.uk.

Share this article

0 comments

   Local advertisers

Other Crime & Court Articles

Click here to read the Digital Edition of the Ham&High on screen
Use our Wedding site to help you plan your big day!
At WeddingSite we know how much you have to organise for your wedding day, that's why we have designed a set of FREE, simple-to-use tools to make the planning process easy & hassle-free. FIND OUT MORE
Find a date using our online dating and friend finder
You can meet new friends, find romance or simply meet up online with people sharing similar interests and hobbies. FIND OUT MORE
Find a local business using our online directory search
Need a plumber? Or a florist? Or anything else? Search our business directory to find Hampstead businesses in just a few seconds. FIND OUT MORE
Family notices from the Ham&High, with readers' tributes
In memoriam, birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, best wishes & special days. FIND OUT MORE