POLICE hunting for bogus water officials who stole a pensioner’s life savings have released an e-fit of one of the suspects.
The theft took place in Sellars Road, Kimberworth, last Tuesday (January 16) after two men went to the man’s home at 5.30pm and claimed to be there on behalf of the local water authority.
The 74-year-old man let the men into his home after they claimed to be carrying out checks.
A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: “It is believed that one man kept the victim in the kitchen, while the other searched the property upstairs, before both men left the property after around 15 minutes.
“The victim later discovered that a significant sum of money had been taken and damage had been caused to items within the property.
“It is not clear whether the suspects had a vehicle and officers are keen to hear from anyone locally who recognises the man pictured or saw suspicious activity in the local community last Tuesday.”
Anyone with information is asked to get in touch on 101 quoting incident number 892 of January 16 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Advice and information about bogus officials, and what to do if one comes to your door, is available at http://southyorks.police.uk/content/operationliberal.
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