The apartment' thefts become more frequent in Nice. Who is involved in robbery – this is questions to the police. But it is not so simple.
Recently, the police received applications from older citizens of Nice about the robbing of their homes by plumbing services staff and even the police. As it turned out, thieves are not real workers and police services. They are the scam artists who work in classic script. For a long time it proved that this method works the best with older people.
Since January, in the center of Nice group of thieves appered. Several cases were reported in the area of the Promenade des Anglais. Thieves work in the following way. In the apartment, the home of elderly, a man calls at the door, posing as a plumber and asks to go to the apartment and check if regularly running water works (seemingly routine check). A few minutes later, in thesame apartment the police come and say to the owner of the apartment, that the plumber is not real, he is a thief. Then the policeman arrests a false plumbing and asks the owner of the apartment to check whether missing valuables. While the old man verifies that everything is in place, scammers robbed the apartment. Using up the unexpected shock of the host, thieves appropriated things and jewels.
So be careful when a stranger posing as a plumber or other employee of any of the services call in your door, and do not open unnecessarily, especially when any staff services you ask.