Bogus callers claiming to be Gardai calling to Carlow & Kilkenny homes

Local Gardai say always ring station to verify identity before you let anyone in to your house

Locals are being urged to be on alert to bogus callers to your home posing as GardaĆ­.

There have been some such incidences reported locally and the advice is to call your local station to verify their identity if you are not sure.

If you are in any way concerned about any caller to your home, do not let them in, according to Carlow-Kilkenny’s

Crime Prevention Officer.

Sgt Peter McConnon says more often than not a Garda will only call to your door if you have called them and they will be in uniform.

He says no Garda will be offended if you call the station to verify they are genuine.