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Police appeal for public's help locating UK trio accused of roof scams in Wellington and Auckland

Police are appealing for information to help find three British men accused of roofing scams across the Auckland and Wellington regions.

There are active warrants for the arrests of James Anthony Nolan, 26; Tommy Ward, 26; and William Donohue, 25. Police say the trio might be in Wellington after police received reports of potential sightings in the capital over the past week.

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    A man with a strong accent came to the door of a Te Aro house, offering to waterblast a path. Source: 1 NEWS

    In December, the men were filmed in Auckland just before Christmas at an elderly man's house. The 79-year-old told 1 NEWS they fleeced him out of almost $19,000.

    Multiple reports of similar scams were reported by mid-January, police said. They were referred to their fraud team. Police would like to remind members of the public to be cautious of suspicious approaches by people offering home maintenance work.

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      The men were filmed just before Christmas at an elderly victim’s house. Source: 1 NEWS

      Anyone with information on the men's whereabouts have been advised to contact Wellington Police on (04) 381 2000, or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

      James Nolan, Tommy Ward and William Donohue are wanted in connection with a string of alleged roofing scams across Auckland. Source: NZ Police