Bogus caller stole £4,000 from woman aged ninety
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.”
●●The incident took place in Ladybridge Road, Cheadle Hulme