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.
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.
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.
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.