Hampshire police warn of '˜rogue' and '˜sub-standard' window cleaner targeting elderly people

HAMPSHIRE police have issued a public warning about a '˜rogue' window cleaner preying on elderly clients.

Sunday, 25th November 2018, 7:55 am
Updated Tuesday, 8th January 2019, 4:57 pm
The 'rogue trader' is known to have struck in the Hampshire area. Picture: Flicker (labelled for reuse)

The man, who is known to be white and about 5ft 5ins tall, with dark hair, allegedly pitches his services at homes '˜generally' occupied by elderly residents. 

Upon first visit, police have said he is known to have done a '˜sub-standard effort' '“ but he often returns to homes '˜every other week' demanding money for cleaning completed while the resident is out. 

PCSO William Skeels said: '˜This male will continuously target the same address if he is guaranteed money, so let's look out for an vulnerable people living in our area.

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'˜If you believe he may have already attended your address and you may have provided him with money when work hasn't been asked for or completed please contact us on 101.'

Police say the shady trader cites prices between £15 and £60 and is known to have struck in the Southampton area.