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Conmen target Wolverley pensioner
8:59am Wednesday 24th October 2012 in News
TWO men conned their way into the home of an elderly man in Wolverley.
It happened between 9.30am and 11am on Sunday at a home in Sebright Road.
Two men knocked on the door and said they were from the council and needed to check his property. They showed a white badge but the victim did not see this properly.
He let them into his property believing they were genuine and sat in the living room while the men went through every room in his house.
Once they had gone the victim checked the house and saw that all his drawers and wardrobes had been opened, but fortunately nothing had been stolen.
Both men are white, between 25 and 30 years old, average build, about 5ft 6ins in height and were both wearing jeans. One had short brown hair and was wearing a yellow t-shirt and the other has darker hair and was wearing a white t-shirt.
PC Adrian Bartlett said: "Distraction burglars often target the elderly and other vulnerable people who need to be reminded never to let strangers inside their home whatever the reason they give.
"Unless it's a pre-arranged appointment and the utility worker has an ID card that can be verified they should not get past the front door. Tell them to go away and that you are calling the police. Remember the slogan - ‘If in doubt, keep them out'."
Witnesses or anyone with information about the incident should contact either PC Bartlett or DC Lloyd Davies at Kidderminster Police Station on 101, quoting incident 285-S-211012, or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
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