Men arrested in police probe into bogus water board officials operating in Sheffield

Two men have been arrested as part of a police probe into bogus water board officials operating in Sheffield.

Wednesday, 1st July 2020, 2:20 pm
Updated Wednesday, 1st July 2020, 2:21 pm

The men, aged 47 and 18, were arrested on suspicion of three burglaries after bogus officials claiming to be from the ‘water board’ targeted a number of homes in the Manor, Wybourn and Crookes areas of Sheffield.

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On Thursday, June 18, two men claiming to be from the water board called at a house on Manor Oaks Place, Wybourn, told an elderly woman who lived there that they needed to turn her water supply off and stole around £3,000 in cash.

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Two men have been arrested as part of a police probe into bogus water board officials operating in Sheffield

On Tuesday, June 23, two men called at a home on Manor Park Centre, Manor Park, and told the man living there that there was a leak and his water supply needed to be turned off.

Around £300 was stolen from his house.

Police patrols were stepped up in the wake of the burglaries.