Cyprus Mail

Don’t let strangers into your home police warn after spate of thefts

Police on Friday warned the public about a door-to-door sales fraud, following several complaints of theft by saleswomen allowed entry in houses.

Three residents in Nicosia, Larnaca and Limassol reported that unknown women knocked on their door pretending to be selling toiletries and clothing, distracted them and then stole jewellery and money.

In one case, the saleswoman stole a wallet from inside a handbag, which contained €370, while in the two other cases they stole gold jewellery, police said.

All suspects had a Greek accent, according to the description given to the police.

The first suspect is described as around 70 years old, with blonde hair, the second was said to be around 50 to 55 with black shoulder-length hair and the third was described to be around 35 years old, 1.60m tall and was wearing a white shirt and jeans.

Police urged the public to be careful and “not trust strangers” or allow strangers into their home, saying that suspects “find various pretexts to deceive the residents and steal either money of valuables”.

People should report any suspicious activity to the police.


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