Elderly Kimberworth man targeted by bogus water officials

By Michael Upton | 22/01/2018

Elderly Kimberworth man targeted by bogus water officials

BOGUS water officials stole an elderly man’s life savings after duping him into letting them into his home.

Police are investigating the theft in the Sellars Road area of Kimberworth last Tuesday.

A spokeswoman said: “At around 5.30pm, it was reported two men had attended a property claiming to be there on behalf of the local water authority.

“They are reported to have requested access to the property to carry out checks. Whilst there, one of the men is said to have gone upstairs while the other remained downstairs. 

“Around 15 minutes later the men left the property. 

“The owner of the property later discovered a large quantity of cash had been stolen.”

The victim is understood to be in his 70s, deaf and suffering from poor health.

The spokeswoman said the investigation was ongoing into the incident and anyone with information is asked to get in touch on 101 quoting incident number 892 of January 16. 
 


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