Urgent alert to Hume residents

Hume City Council has called on residents to watch out for two men who are alleged to have falsely presented themselves as Council officers.

David Fricke, Hume’s Acting Director of City Infrastructure, said the incident occurred last Saturday in Roxburgh Park.

“A resident has told us that two men in Hume City Council clothing attended their property,” Mr Fricke said.

“They arrived in a white van, and we think that the vehicle may have exhibited some Council branding too.

“The offenders knocked on the door of the resident’s home and demanded that he hand over his dog.

“The offenders allegedly said the Council had received complaints and they continued to insist that the man surrender his dog, a two-year old Labrador.

“The resident refused to submit to this request.”

Hume City Council has reported the matter to Victoria Police.

Mr Fricke called on residents to always check the identity of a person who claims to be a Council officer.

“Every time a Council officer knocks on a door, they will provide the resident with ID and give details on why they have attended,” he said.

Anyone with information about the offenders are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 and Hume City Council on 03 9205 2200.

Posted on 12:00 AM, 23 July 2015

Updated : 11:33 AM, 23 July 2015

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