Doncaster police hunt bogus caller who swindled elderly woman out of £1,000

Police in Doncaster have issued CCTV footage in their hunt for a man who swindled an elderly woman out of £1,000 in her own home.

Tuesday, 23rd March 2021, 1:48 pm

On 26 February 2021, at around noon, it is reported than a man attended an elderly woman’s home on Silver Jubilee Close in Wheatley claiming to be from the ‘water board’ and needing to undertake checks inside her property.

The woman let the man in and after being asked to run the kitchen taps, she suspected something could be wrong. The woman went into her living room where the man was but he then fled the property.

The victim checked her handbag and discovered over £1,000 was missing.

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Police have issued CCTV footage of the man wanted in connection with a burglary in Silver Jubilee Close.
Police have issued CCTV footage of the man wanted in connection with a burglary in Silver Jubilee Close.

The man is described as being white, aged in his 30’s, around 5ft 8ins tall with dark short hair. He was seen wearing a dark coloured jogging top and jogging bottoms. He spoke with a Yorkshire accent and had a distinctive walk.

Officers are now keen to identify the man in the CCTV footage as they believe he can help with their enquiries.

Do you recognise the man? Do you have any information that can help officers? Please call 101 quoting incident number 329 of 26 February 2021.

Alternatively you can provide information alternatively via Crimestoppers HERE

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman added: “Please share information with your elderly neighbours and relatives about bogus officials and those looking to take advantage.”

More information can be found on the SYP website- https://www.southyorkshire.police.uk/.../crime.../fraud/

You can watch the CCTV footage HERE