Pensioner robbed of £2,000 by bogus cops
Date published: 10 December 2012
TWO men posing as police officers conned their way into an elderly woman’s house in Mossley.
They knocked on the door of a 76-year-old woman in Andrew Street last Thursday morning saying they had information about a previous theft.
Once inside, they asked if there was any money in the house and one went into an upstairs bedroom while the other kept her talking.
When the first offender returned, they claimed they were gong to check the back door, but fled through the back yard. The woman then found £2,000 was missing.
One of the men is described as white, aged about 50, 6ft tall, and slim, with facial stubble and dark eyes. He wore a dark grey flat cap, with a black check print, and a three-quarter length, dark, tweed overcoat.
The other was white, about 5ft 6in tall with broad shoulders. He was in his mid-20s and wore a dark blue hat with a three-quarter length overcoat.
Det-Con Karl Riley, from Tameside CID, said: “These two men preyed on a vulnerable elderly woman who thought she was helping the police.
“Someone may have come across them in similar incidents and may have more information.”
Call officers at Tameside CID on 0161-856 9250 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800-555 111.
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