Doorstep conman steals pensioner’s £1,000

A BOGUS tradesman stole around £1,000 from a woman pensioner in Mirfield. 

The incident happened between 11am and 11.30am on February 9, on Wilson Terrace, when a male suspect claiming to be from the water board visited her home.

He told the victim a water pipe had burst down the road and he needed to turn off her water.

He went into the kitchen and then made excuses to look elsewhere in the house.

He went upstairs and made an untidy search of the bedrooms before leaving the property with the money.

The suspect is a white male in his mid- to late-20s, 5ft 7in tall and of slim to medium build. He was wearing a black hat with ear flaps, a long black coat and black trousers. He spoke with an English accent.

DC Simon Thomas, of Kirklees CID, said: “The lady has been extremely distressed and our enquiries are ongoing to capture this perpetrator.”

Anyone with information about the incident should contact Kirklees CID via 101, quoting reference 13170062798.

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