El­derly lady duped and robbed in her home

Bray People - - Bray People - Paula BURNS

AN EL­DERLY Grey­stones woman was robbed in her own home af­ter an­swer­ing the door to a cou­ple who she be­lieved were col­lect­ing money for char­ity.

Gar­dai said a man and a woman called to the house last Satur­day af­ter­noon at around 4 p.m.

When the el­derly res­i­dent an­swered the door the pair pre­tended to be deaf and dumb and handed her a piece of pa­per say- ing they were col­lect­ing money for a char­ity.

The woman went to get a pen to write a cheque, but by the time she re­turned, a sum of money had been taken from the kitchen ta­ble and there was no sign of the cou­ple.

The el­derly woman who was left very scared and shocked by the in­ci­dent was un­able to give detailed in­for­ma­tion to the Gar­daí.

Gar­daí are ad­vis­ing el­derly res­i­dents in Grey­stones and the sur­round­ing ar­eas not to open their door as the trick­sters have yet to be found.

They have ad­vised peo­ple that if some­body un­ex­pected does call to the door they are not to open it and if they wish to they can talk to the per­son through the door.

If they feel that there is a threat they are to call the Gar­daí im­me­di­ately.

Any­body who may have seen a cou­ple in their 20s act­ing sus­pi­ciously in the New Road area or any­body who may have been ap­proached by the same cou­ple are asked to con­tact Gar­daí at Grey­stones on (01) 6665800.

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