December 7 2013 Latest news:
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Police are appealing for information after rogue traders stole from an elderly man in South Wootton.
On Wednesday, October 9, three men called at a property on Burghley Road where they claimed to have cleaned the elderly occupant’s driveway in June.
The men arrived at the home without an appointment and said they needed to carry out work on his roof.
Once the work had started the men told the homeowner that it would cost £1250 to complete.
He went to the bank to get the money which he gave to the men who left in their white van.
The man discovered that a large sum of money had gone missing from his home.
Officers from Operation RADAR, which aims to stop doorstop crime, would like to speak to anyone who witnessed this incident.
Detective Constable Steve Moseley said: “These men have not only taken advantage of the elderly man by charging a grossly inflated amount, they have also exploited his vulnerability by stealing from him.
“I am keen to speak to anyone who may have seen these men in the area last Wednesday afternoon. We believe their company is bogus and would urge anyone who is cold called by these traders to turn them away and call police immediately.”
Anyone with information should contact DC Moseley on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.