Thurles and Cashel residents are being warned of a bogus caller who is showing up on doorsteps posing as a member of Irish water.
Residents in these areas are asked to be vigilant of anyone who arrives at their door posing as a member of Irish water asking to check their meters or wishing to inspect their boiler and radiators.
A number of incidents have already been reported in both towns of a scammer who asks for permission into the house of those mostly elderly, once inside he continues to check radiators and pipes before asking the unknowing victim to go upstairs and check their own taps or radiators, while they are away or in another room the scammer will then steal personal property from them and flee the home. One case in particular saw an elderly woman from Cashel robbed of jewellery believed to be valued around €800.
The culprit is described as a man in his 40s with dark curly hair and was last seen wearing a blue tracksuit with white zip up top.
Gardai say the man is very convincing and drives a green saloon car, he appears on doorsteps carrying a notebook and plumbing equipment.
Gardai have already investigated a number of incidents which have occurred in both towns over the past 48 hours and are asking for anyone that may have information on the crimes to report them immediately.