Man duped out of cash by ‘engineers’

HECKMONDWIKE: Detectives are appealing for information after an elderly man was deceived by men posing as solar panel engineers.

The incident occurred around 3pm on Friday, February 10, when two Asian men, aged between 25 and 35, called at the victim’s home on Fairfield Road.

They spoke to the occupant, a vulnerable man in his 70s, and told him he was due a refund. They produced a card machine and stole a large sum of money during the transaction.

Both were smartly dressed. The first one is described as around 5ft 8in with a stocky/athletic build. The second has been described as 5ft 11in, of slim build and aged between 26 and 28.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact DC Rob Rutherford at Kirklees CID via 101, quoting 13170065347.

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