El­derly man robbed

The Northland Age - - Local News -

North­landers are be­ing warned to be wary about who they al­low into their homes af­ter a 92-year-old man had his wal­let stolen by a cou­ple claim­ing to need his help. About 9am on Fri­day an un­known male knocked at the man’s door in Haruru Falls re­quest­ing wa­ter for his car. The vis­i­tor then asked for a cup of tea, which the man gave him, then said his fe­male com­pan­ion, who had been wait­ing in the car, needed to use the toi­let. The cou­ple left when the man no­ticed his wal­let was miss­ing and con­fronted them. Sergeant Ross Lau­rie, of Kerik­eri po­lice, said the man was partly blind so un­able to give a de­tailed de­scrip­tion but it was thought the of­fend­ers left in a white ve­hi­cle. He urged peo­ple to be wary of crim­i­nals who preyed on the el­derly and about ac­cept­ing un­known peo­ple into their homes. Mr Lau­rie urged any­one with in­for­ma­tion about the theft, or who may have seen the cou­ple, to call the Kerik­eri sta­tion on (09) 407 9211.

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