SHE is 87 and suffers from dementia.
But that did not stop a callous conman tricking his way in to her home to steal.
It is a particularly nasty type of bogus official crime and that’s why I want the public’s help to catch this man.
Detectives in Huddersfield CID have created an e-fit of the man they want to talk to in connection with a bogus burglary that took place on December 5 in Bradley.
It was around 5.40pm that the man called at the home of the 87-year old woman at Woodville Place in Bradley.
The man was posing as a worker from the water board and was able to trick the dementia-suffering victim into letting him into her home.
The suspect told the victim that he needed to check the water pressure and asked the victim to turn on a tap in the kitchen.
As the victim did so, the suspect told her that he needed to speak to a colleague outside.
He then began to search the house, but was disturbed when the victim’s daughter telephoned her mother.
He then ran from the property empty handed.
It is just one of many ruses that these criminals use to trick their way into the homes of vulnerable people.
Often they pose as workers from the utility companies, but we have also had reports of people claiming to be police officers.
The simple advice is: If you are in any doubt, do not let them in.
And never let anyone into your home without checking his or her identity.
The suspect was a white man in his late teens or early twenties, around 5-feet tall and with short, mousey brown hair.
He was clean shaven and had a clear complexion and a local accent. He was wearing smart dark clothing.
Anyone who recognises the man in the e-fit, or who has any information on the bogus burglary, is asked to contact Det Con James Bellhouse at Huddersfield CID on 01484 436548 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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