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Bogus caller robs elderly man: find the trickster

by Steve Beasant on 16 June, 2015

An elderly man became a victim of robbery after he answered the door to an unknown caller in Grimsby on Sunday.

At around 4:30pm on Sunday 14 June, a man on a cycle called at the address on Hildyard Street asking for some change.

The elderly occupier went to check, leaving the man at the door and returned soon after, telling him he couldn’t help.

On his return to the front door the caller took hold of the man and forced him into his lounge where he demanded his wallet. The wallet was snatched from the elderly man after which the caller left the property on his cycle in the direction of Rutland Street.

House to house enquiries have been undertaken and officers have been providing support and advice to the elderly victim.

The man responsible for stealing the wallet is described as white 5ft 10ins to 6ft tall, in his late 40 to early 50s and of medium build. He was wearing a red jacket, dark trousers and black baseball cap.

Police are appealing for information in connection with this incident and ask that anyone who can assist calls 101 quoting crime reference number AC/2119507.

Always check who’s calling at your door. Read more advice on staying safe from distraction burglars whilst at home via our web site.

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