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Callous crooks steal £11,000 from elderly man's wardrobe

Worcester Editorial 4th Jul, 2014 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

AN ELDERLY man was conned out of thousands of pounds in his own home by callous crooks who asked to use his toilet.

Two men approached the victim’s house in Bromwich Road yesterday (Thursday) about 12pm and told him they could fix a missing tile on the roof.

They then asked if they could use his bathroom and while inside stole about £11,000 in cash from a tin in the bedroom wardrobe.

One of the men is described as white, aged in his 50s, around 5ft 5 ins tall, and of a large build with short dark hair. He was wearing a polo shirt with black sleeves and a black collar.

The other man is also described as white, aged about 40, slightly taller than the first man and well built with darker hair. He was wearing glasses and smartly dressed.

Police are now urging the public to look out for elderly relatives, friends and neighbours and to report any suspicious activity to police.

It follows another similar crime which took place in Redditch on Tuesday (July 1) when an elderly woman was conned out of an unknown amount of money from her purse after a man asked her if she wanted some gardening work done.

The victim accepted his offer, fetched her purse and placed it on the window ledge before the crook leaned through the window, stole the money and ran off.

He is described as 40 to 55 years of age, with a medium to stocky build wearing a cap and fluorescent orange tabard.

Anyone who saw men of these descriptions acting suspiciously, is asked to contact police on 101.

Information can also be given anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or by visiting their website www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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