Bo­gus caller stole £4,000 from wo­man aged ninety

Stockport Express - - Front Page - PA­TRICK JACK

ACONMAN stole £4,000 from a 90-year-old wo­man af­ter trick­ing his way into her house, say­ing he was of­fer­ing roof­ing ad­vice. Po­lice said it was the sec­ond such in­ci­dent in just a

few months. They say the wo­man was left “ex­tremely shaken” fol­low­ing the in­ci­dent on Lady­bridge Road, Chea­dle Hulme.

They were told that the wo­man al­lowed a man to come into her home af­ter he claimed to be of­fer­ing ad­vice on roof­ing is­sues. While in­side the house the man stole ap­prox­i­mately £4,000 in cash and left the scene.

PC Sarah O’Neill, of GMP’s Stock­port bor­ough, said: “We are keen to hear from any­one who may have wit­nessed this un­be­liev­ably brazen theft.”

A 90-YEAR-OLD wo­man had £4,000 stolen af­ter a man got into her home by pre­tend­ing to of­fer roof­ing ad­vice.

Stock­port po­lice said the wo­man was left “ex­tremely shaken” from the theft, which was the sec­ond such in­ci­dent in a few months.

Po­lice were called to Lady­bridge Road, Chea­dle Hulme shortly be­fore 10am on Fri­day, Au­gust 23 to re­ports that a 90-year-old wo­man had been the vic­tim of fraud by false rep­re­sen­ta­tion.

They were told that the wo­man al­lowed a man to come into her home af­ter he claimed to be of­fer­ing ad­vice on roof­ing is­sues. Whilst in­side the house the man stole ap­prox­i­mately £4,000 in cash and left the scene.

PC Sarah O’Neill, from GMP’s Stock­port bor­ough, said: “We are keen to hear from any­one who may have wit­nessed this un­be­liev­ably brazen theft, which has left this lady ex­tremely shaken.

“The man in ques­tion de­ceived and took ad­van­tage of her, and was quite happy in do­ing so.

“We are com­mit­ted to protecting those most vul­ner­a­ble within our com­mu­ni­ties so it’s im­por­tant that we are able to find the per­son re­spon­si­ble for this.”

Any­one with any in­for­ma­tion is asked to get in touch with po­lice on 0161 856 9937, al­ter­na­tively call 101 or the in­de­pen­dent char­ity Crimestop­pers anony­mously on 0800 555 111.

GMP Stock­port re­ported an­other in­stance of dis­trac­tion theft in June where a man pur­port­ing to be from the ‘Wa­ter Board’ was able to en­ter an­other el­derly wo­man’s property on Avon­dale Road in Edge­ley - just two miles away from Lady­bridge Road.

Post­ing on Face­book, they added: “The lady has lost not only items of mon­e­tary value but also of sen­ti­men­tal which are ir­re­place­able, leav­ing her feel­ing both dis­tressed and em­bar­rassed.”

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●●The in­ci­dent took place in Lady­bridge Road, Chea­dle Hulme

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