Police are investigating a suspicious incident in Andover where a vulnerable man was forced to hand over cash to someone purporting to be from TV Licensing.
At around 7.30pm on Saturday, February 1, the 33-year-old victim answered his door on Defence Way at Picket Twenty. The suspect demanded £145.50 and stated that if the cash was not handed over that he would take the TV from the property. The victim gave the money to the suspect who then got into a white van and left.
The male suspect is described as:
- Aged between 30-35
- 5 ft 8 ins tall and of medium build
- Dark short hair and clean shaven
- Wearing black trousers, black work boots and white shirt with blue tie, black jacket with an ID card clipped to jacket
- The ID card had a logo on it
- He spoke with a foreign accent, possibly Ukrainian
- He drove a white van
Hampshire Constabulary would like to take this opportunity to remind residents that legitimate callers from any of the utility companies will be happy to provide an ID card and will also be happy for people to call their employer to check the callers Identity.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact WPC Baron at Andover Police Station on 101 or call the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.