Vulnerable pensioners found intruder in their Horbury home

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A bogus workman burgled the home of an elderly couple after tricking his way in.

The victims, an 81-year-old woman and an 87-year-old man, noticed a shadow outside the door of their flat on Whitehall Court, Horbury.

And when they went to check they found the intruder in their home.

He said he had come to check their water and asked them to turn the kitchen taps on.

The burglar then left the kitchen, came back in and asked them to try the taps again before he left.

He had stolen a quantity of cash from their bedroom.

Police have issued this image of a man they want to speak to in connection with the incident , which took place at about 5pm on Wednesday, June 4.

PC Sarah Young of the Ossett neighbourhood police team (NPT), said: “We are investigating this incident and would like to speak to anyone who can identify the man pictured who has preyed on two vulnerable residents.

“I would remind householders that you are not under obligation into your home and if anyone does say or intimate, as in this case, that they are from an organisation or are on official business then you should ask for ID and a contact number to check they are who they say they are.”

The suspect is Asian, 5ft 6ins tall and had dark coloured hair, beard and was wearing glasses.

He was wearing a blue hooded anorak with blue and white stripes on the inside.

Anyone with any information should contact PC Young at the Ossett NPT on 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.