Bogus builders target elderly man in Doncaster

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Police are appealing to anyone who may have information after two men claiming to be builders took advantage of a 95-year-old man.

On Tuesday, 31 March, at around 2pm, two men attended a property on Park Hill Road in Barnby Dun and advised the elderly resident they were building a wall at the back of the property on behalf of her neighbour.

One of the men escorted the man to the garden to advise where the wall would be, while the other went into the house and stole a quantity of cash.

He then fled the scene in the direction of Hatfield Lane and the man with the elderly resident made his excuses and also left the property.

Both men are white of an average build and are thought to be in their 30s.

The first man was approximately 5ft 8ins tall and spoke with a local accent. He was clean shaven and was wearing blue clothing.

The second man was taller than 5ft 8ins and spoke with an unrecognisable accent. He was wearing a dark coloured baseball cap and a grey jumper.

DC Andy Gray said: “The man is quite distressed by the incident and I would urge anyone who has any information to please come forward.

“I would encourage residents to ask anyone who attends at your home for their identification, and then to contact the company they claim to work for. If they are genuine they will not have any issues with their identity being confirmed.

“If you are still not sure, do not let them into your home and any concerns, please contact the police immediately.”

Please call police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111, quoting incident number 516 of 31 March 2015.