Con­man is foiled

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&world Update -

A WOMAN foiled a con­man af­ter her per­sis­tent ques­tions caused him to flee empty-handed.

Po­lice say the at­tempted dis­trac­tion bur­glary took place on June 14 at around 3.30pm in Dray­ton, Bret­ton, where the man told the vic­tim that he was from the wa­ter board and re­quested that she turn off valves and run taps. But when asked for ID he left.

A spokesman for the po­lice said: “The man was white, mid­dle-aged wear­ing a black, beanie type hat cov­er­ing his hair and dark coloured fleece jacket with a mo­tif on the front.”

“Please be aware, es­pe­cially if you have el­derly neigh­bours and, if you saw any­thing on Mon­day af­ter­noon in the area, please call 0345 4564564.”

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