OAP is pinned down and robbed in her own home

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a 90-YEAR-OLD woman was injured after a man posing as a water board representative stole cash from her home during a robbery.

The raid comes days after an OAP was burgled by a man posing as a gardener and around a month after two elderly women had jewellery and cash stolen in similar incidents.

The latest raid in Shakespeare Road, Bentley, happened when a man called at an address posing as a water board worker.

The pensioner answered the door but refused entry to the man who then grabbed the woman and held her down demanding to know where she kept her money.

A second man then arrived and searched the property. Both fled with a small amount of cash. The woman sustained minor injuries.

Det Con Jon White, investigating officer, said: “We are doing everything we can to try and find the men responsible and are appealing to the local community for information.

“If anyone can remember seeing anything suspicious, or any men acting suspiciously in the area, or if they also received visits from anyone purporting to be from the water board, I would urge them to contact the police.

“This has been just one incident reported, however I would advise people to remain vigilant at all times.”

The latest raid happened at about 4.30pm on Tuesday, June 28.

An 89-year-old man also had cash stolen from his home in Nutwell Lane, Old Cantley, on June 15, after a conman posed as a gardener.

The other two incidents that happened at the beginning of June in Cusworth and Woodlands both involving men posing as gardeners.

Police are urging homeowners to check for ID and make sure windows and doors are locked even if residents are just in the garden.

Call 0114 220 2020 with information about any of the incidents.