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Three arrested over Devon bogus house calls
10:51am Thursday 24th October 2013 in News
Three men have been arrested and detained in police custody for questioning after a series reports of bogus callers trying to gain access to homes in South Devon.
The men were detained out of the county and were brought back to Devon today, Thursday, October 24.
Police warned residents after a string of bogus caller incidents in Newton Abbot and South Brent on Tuesday, October 22.
Three properties in the Newton Abbot area and two in South Brent were targeted with callers claiming to be from the water board – and in one occasion police officers – conning their way into people’s homes.
The intent is for one person to keep the owner distracted while another person searches their home for cash and valuables.
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