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Efit released in hunt for conman
7:00am Thursday 11th October 2012 in News
DETECTIVES investigating a burglary in which £310 was stolen from the home an elderly couple have warned residents to be on their guard.
A 76-year-old disabled woman was duped into letting the burglar into her Radcliffe Road home after he told her he worked for the water board.
She told police how he went room to room supposedly looking for a stop cock but instead took cash from a living room cupboard and her purse while her 80-year-old husband was also in the house.
Police have now released this image in the hope of finding the person responsible who was described as white, aged between 18 and 25, 5ft 5ins with short brown hair and wearing dark clothing.
Det Con Sarah Fox also urged elderly residents to ask visitors for identification. “Employees working for water, gas and electricity companies always will carry identification badges. No one should be allowed into a home unless the householder has verified the authenticity of the badge,” she said.
Anyone who recognises the image is asked to contact DC Fox at Shirley CID on 101 or the anonymous Crimestoppers charity line on 0800 555 111.
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