Property Access scam

The following scam was advised to me, again, please share with your friends and neighbours so they are aware.

A man with an Irish accent aged late 20’s, short dark hair and black leather jacket tried to gain access to an older persons house recently in the Seacroft area.  He wanted to turn her “stop tap” off under the sink because he was plumbing in a neighbours washing Machine next door !!!!

 He then tried to force his way in but was stopped by chin on door – thankfully our previous scam alerts had meant this client had kept her chain on before answering the door and she knew to call the Police.   The Police have potentially gained from prints but please can you reiterate this key message.