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Bogus Age Concern workmen conned 91-year-old Wakefield woman

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Police are hunting for two bogus workmen who conned a 91-year-old woman.

They told the victim they were from Age Concern and offered to carry out some building work.

They asked for £250 but accepted £100 when she said that was all she had.

Both men left without doing any work.

The incident happened on Thornes Moor Road between 4.30pm and 5.05pm on Saturday, March 22.

PC David Pickering, of the Central neighbourhood police team, said: “We are investigating this offence and are appealing for any witnesses who may have seen these men or who may have been approached by them in similar circumstances.

“We would always remind residents that it is perfectly acceptable to ask for ID from tradesman who turn up at your house.

“Those from well known organisations such as Age Concern should carry ID or provide a number for you to contact to confirm their identity.”

The first suspect was aged between 40 and 50, 5ft 10in tall and of medium build. He was clean shaven and was wearing a dark flat cap, dark jacket and dark bottoms.

The second suspect was aged between 20 and 40, 5ft 7ins tall, and chubby. He had fair or grey untidy hair and was also clean shaven.

Anyone with information should contact the Central NPT on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800555111

 

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