I hear there are a trio of shady coves trying to sell generators and pressure washers with very pushy tactics in Brownhills and Walsall Wood today (Thursday 26th October 2017) – They’ve been seen in the Ogley/Sadler Road and Friezland Lane areas.
Described as ginger, Irish accents, two younger, one older. They’re in a white Merc van. Their tactics are very, very aggressive so avoid them. The vehicle registration may have been FD64CTO.
They harassed an elderly gent and his daughter on the street, then apparently followed them home when refused. In the Friezland Lane area they were going door to door.
Be on your guard folks. Please make a note of the registration number if you see them, and contact police if you can.
Please tell your relatives and neighbours about these ratbags, and impress upon them how important it is not to buy from, or accept services at the door, no matter how plausible the people offering them. Genuine companies will always contact you by other means.
Explain that no official body will turn up unannounced demanding money for goods or services and that if they are at all unsure of any caller, to close the door and contact the police.
Please, if you have any further information relating to these incidents, or if you witnessed something please contact West Midlands Police by dialling 101 (999 in an emergency, obviously) or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.