A really odd one reaches me from Kevin Pitt of Walsall Police, who’s put out a message via the excellent WMNow service about a Yodel uniform and scanner – that’s Yodel the delivery company – which have been stolen from a parked vehicle in Rushall recently.
The fear is the items could be used by a fake delivery con man or distraction burglar to look more plausible.
Kevin Pitt wrote:
Message from: Kevin Pitt (Police, Engagement and Consultation Officer, Walsall)
The following items have recently been stolen from a van parked in Rushall:
One ‘Yodel’ work jacket, size XXL and
one Motorola hand held device and charger.
Yodel is a courier delivery service and we are concerned that these items could be used by a bogus caller to trick their way into someone’s house or into handing over money. Should you be approached by anyone claiming to be from Yodel please check their ID carefully before engaging with them, especially if you are expecting a parcel.
The company logo is the word ‘Yodel’ in green, however we do not have an exact description of the jacket.
Should you be approached by anyone you believe to be bogus please call the police immediately by dialling 101, or 999 if they are still in the area or you believe a crime may be committed.
If you have any information that may help us to recover these items, please contact us quoting crime reference 20WS/68200U/17.
Remember, ‘If in doubt, keep ’em out!’.
If you know who the culprits might be, or if you think you’ve been visited by someone dodgy, please do contact West Midlands Police by dialling 101 or speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.