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Fraudsters target pensioners

By Staf Newsletter  |  Posted: February 26, 2013

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CON men claiming to be from the water board tricked their way into a pensioner’s Stafford home and stole cash.



The fraudster knocked on the door of a woman in Woodlands Road and said he needed to check the taps. When she was distracted another man stole cash.

Both men were seen getting into a dark coloured saloon car parked further up following the incident on February 11 between 3pm and 3.30pm.

Both are described as white, 5ft 4ins to 5ft 6ins, in their early 20s and clean shaven.

The first was medium build, with light brown hair and wore a grey three-quarter length woollen coat and navy gloves.

The second has black hair combed over and wore a navy three-quarter length coat.

In a second incident on February 12 at 5pm, a man asked to use an elderly woman’s phone in St Michael’s Road, Penkridge.

He then asked for a drink of water but left empty-handed.

He is described as white, clean shaven, 5ft 8ins, and spoke with a local accent. He wore a dark overcoat.

Anyone with information should contact Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 540 of February 12. Alternatively they can contact independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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