Smoke alarm scam

The following is from an article in the NZ Herald, although this thief seems to be operating in West Auckland, Fire Emergency would like to raise awareness within Counties Manukau.

If you have anyone come to your door offering to service your smoke alarm, ask to see ID and if you are suspicious at all, do not let them in and call the police.

A man going door-to-door offering to service smoke alarms has been stealing handbags, wallets and other valuables from elderly people.

Police would like to speak to anyone who had been targeted or who had information about the man.

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