Mayor of Kildare Cllr Martin Miley Jnr was issued a warning about unqualified tradesmen travelling around the south Kildare area in a white Transit van.
The politician claimed that the men 'took a large sum of money from an elderly man [in Narraghmore] to do work that they did not do and left the scene'
Cllr Miley warned: "Please be vigilant and look in on your neighbours. Gardaí have been informed.
The men were driving a 2010 TN white-coloured Ford Transit.
Cllr Miley added: "This same three were involved in a similar incident in Churchtown, Castlemitchell Area on the 9 February."
He claimed they are believed to be living in the wider community.
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