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Two arrests as cops investigate alleged fraudulent tradesmen

Two arrests as cops investigate alleged fraudulent tradesmen

Police investigating alleged fraudulent activity in Bangor, County Down, have arrested two men, aged 22 and 23.

 The arrests were made following reports that two men had approached an older resident of a property yesterday, Tuesday July 4, before pressuring the occupant to withdraw money from their bank account so the tradesmen could carry out work. 

 It was reported that work undertaken was to a substandard level and that the vulnerable householder paid far more than what a legitimate tradesman would charge. 

 The police later stopped a car in Banbridge in relation to the incident and arrested two men who are in custody assisting the police with their enquiries.

 Detective Sergeant Andrews said: "Tackling fraudulent behaviour is a priority for police and this is an excellent example of officers providing the personal service the community desires.

 "I would also like to thank the community for their continued support which assists us in responding to and dealing with crimes of this nature and ask them to remain mindful of this type of behaviour in future.

"If you have any concerns in relation to rogue traders, current scams and how to avoid becoming a victim of a scam go to the Scamwise NI internet site at www.nidirect.gov.uk/campaigns/scamwiseni.”