Elderly women fall victim to door step con-artists
Two elderly women fell victim to doorstep tricksters within an hour of each other on Saturday.
In the first incident a 92-year-old woman had a necklace stolen by a man who called at her home in Donnington Road, Worcester Park, between 11.45am and 12.10pm.
The caller knocked on the elderly lady's door and told her he needed to take a closer look at a tile that was at a dangerous angle on her roof. He said he needed to go upstairs to check it out. After the man left saying he would return, the woman found her gold, rope-style necklace was missing.
The man was white, 40- to 50-years-old, 5ft 6in tall and of medium build. He had short, brown hair and wore dark clothes.
About an hour later an 82-year-old woman got ma knock at her door from a man asking if she could spare any money. He told the woman a child was locked inside a property nearby and he needed the money to pay for a locksmith. When the woman gave him £20, he asked if that was all she had and she said it was.
The suspect in this case is a white man, 20- to 25-years old, tall, slim, clean shaven and with fair skin. He was well-presented and wore white trousers.
If anyone has any information about these incidents, they can call police on 101 or the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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