Gill Lanham over in Rosebank has circulated this picture, via Obswatch, of a conman currently working our neighbourhoods. If you see him, please contact ADT or the police immediately.
This man is apparently extremely smart and extremely persistent in talking his way into people’s homes so that he make off with their cellphones, wallets, etc. Be extra cautious if you hear any of these stories:
- “Your neighbours have sent me to cut the trees/hedge.”
- “I need to plug in an extension cord.”
- “I’m from Telkom and I need to…”
He apparently knows the names of many residents in the area and is adept at taking advantage of confusion – so he’ll turn up the day after Telkom really has been in the street, or while the neighbours really are having work done.