Sinn Féin Councillor Mickey Cooper has warned that a criminal gang is targeting homes on the Lower Culmore Road.
Councillor Cooper said
“I have been made aware of a number of visits to properties in the Lower Culmore Road area by criminal elements posing as workmen.
“In at least one case I am aware of money was taken from a property after they had convinced the owner to grant them access.
“I have spoken to the police who will be carrying out their own inquires in the area to enable them to take action against these individuals.
“In the meantime if any resident has experienced anything similar and are able to provide descriptions of the perpetrators or their vehicles they should get that information to the police.