HOUSEHOLDERS have today been warned to beware of bogus callers after an incident in South Shields.
At about 5.50pm on Bank Holiday Monday, police received a report of a man calling at a house in Harton House Road.
He asked for a glass of water and then to use the toilet, before leaving.
After he had gone, the occupant noticed that money was missing.
The caller was in his 40s, with curly blonde hair.
Police are in the area to provide reassurance and carry out inquiries.
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, or independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.