Amid a report circulating on social media that armed men impersonated National Housing Corporation (NHC) workers and forced their way into a family’s home, police are warning residents not to allow strangers into their homes without first asking them to provide identification.
While he said he was not aware of the incident that made the rounds during the day, police public relations officer Acting Assistant Superintendent David Welch acknowledged that from time to time, people with less than good intentions have used fabricated excuses to get into the homes of unsuspecting individuals.
“Therefore, we are advising persons to ask for identification to verify who the persons are. If they have not reported a fault at their homes and persons turn up representing a utility company or entity, they should ask for a telephone where they can call the company to verify the person is who they said they are,” he told Barbados TODAY
“If they are in doubt, they should call the police emergency number at 211. Persons should not only circulate this information on social media, but also make the police aware of these occurrences,” Welch further advised.