Doorstep seller wanted by police for conning Doncaster woman out of £500

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A doorstep seller is wanted by the police in Doncaster for a woman out of £500.

South Yorkshire Police said the man took a woman’s card and withdrew the cash from her account after calling at her home.

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The force said he is calling at the homes of ‘vulnerable people’ and selling items including tablecloths, with one woman charged £80 for items which were only worth £5.

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PCSE Rob Bell, of the Doncaster Central Local Policing Team said: “He is deliberately targeting vulnerable older people and once in the house will bully targets into buying. 
“He has taken a card from one lady and stolen £500 from her account so is wanted.

“South Yorkshire Police strongly advise not to buy anything from doorstep sellers and do not let them in.”

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He is white, 6ft 1ins tall, slim and was last seen wearing a blue sports jacket and blue trousers. He was also carrying a large sports bag.

He is working with another man who is white, tall, slim and was last seen wearing a green jacket and a beanie hat.