Plumber 24 Hours Issues Warnings Over Distraction Burglaries

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The specialists at Plumber 24 Hours have responded to news that a series of distraction burglaries appear to be taking place in the Manchester area, provoking police to warn residents in the area to be more vigilant.

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The two men, believed to be white and in their mid-twenties, claimed they had been working on the plumbing of a neighbour’s house.

It has been reported in Mancunian Matters that one of the victims was a 92 year old male, who answered the door to 2 men at his home on Raymond Road, Northern Moor. The two men, believed to be white and in their mid-twenties, claimed they had been working on the plumbing of a neighbour’s house and that the elderly man’s water needed checking. When the men left, the victim realised cash had been taken from a bedroom cabinet. A similar incident was reported in Shaw Street, Greenfield, and local police believe the pair may have targeted other people in the area that day.

Chief Superintendent, John O’Hare explains his concerns, stating that “we want to make the public aware of this scam and ask people to let their friends, relatives and neighbours.”

Renowned for their Bromley emergency plumbers, Plumber 24 Hours also operates throughout the country in some of its major cities, including Cardiff, Liverpool and Manchester. Offering a reputable plumbing service, the team were naturally worried by the recent news. A representative from the firm shares their thoughts on the matter.

“The criminals posing as plumbers appear to be targeting the most vulnerable people, so those who live alone, particularly the elderly are most likely to be at threat. To protect themselves from incidents like this, people should only ever enlist the help of fully qualified and licensed professionals. Always research a company first before you ask for their help and do not be afraid to ask for proof of ID before allowing someone into your home. Avoid letting supposedly passing by plumbers in to your house.”

Plumber 24 Hours is the nation’s leading emergency plumbers company. Run by Martin Smith, the firm offers plumbers, gas engineers, oil engineers, drainage engineers and emergency electricians and works to provide a 24 hour domestic and commercial plumbing service 365 days of the year. With customer service the principle concern, Plumber 24 Hours has been noted by magazines as the most reliable plumbing emergency company. The company also makes use of the latest technology on the internet to make sure everything runs smoothly.

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