A WOMAN of 81 has been robbed by a bogus detective.
She had hundreds of pounds stolen from her Dewsbury home by the conman. Police are now appealing for information after the theft last Monday.
The man struck at 11.45am. The suspect – a white man in his late 30s or early 40s – called at the woman’s home in Dickinson Gardens.
The man tricked his way into the victim’s home by posing as a plain-clothes police officer and showing a fake ID.
Once inside, he searched the house and stole several hundred pounds. The suspect was around 5ft 9ins tall, of medium build and wore a black jacket and black trousers.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Det Con Adrian Lever on 01924 431095.