Bogus water men con 90-year-old
POLICE were today continuing their investigation after conmen lied their way in to a frail 90-year-old Suffolk man's home and stole £550.In broad daylight the thieves, who told the man they were from the water board, got entry in to his home in Horsefair Close, Mendlesham.
POLICE were today continuing their investigation after conmen lied their way in to a frail 90-year-old Suffolk man's home and stole £550.
In broad daylight the thieves, who told the man they were from the water board, got entry in to his home in Horsefair Close, Mendlesham.
They stole the money from an upstairs bedroom at around 4.40pm while the man waited unaware downstairs.
Both men are described as being white and in their 20s.
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Police spokesman Steve Henry said: " People should always ask for and check identification. If you are in doubt about a caller then make them wait and call the police. Any genuine callers will not mind waiting.
"Also if you live in the vicinity of elderly people then please keeps you eyes open for any unusual callers."
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