'Bogus callers' target elderly woman in Wrawby
Detectives are appealing to the public for help in locating four men believed to have fraudulently stolen money from a Wrawby pensioner during what is being described as a bogus callers incident.
Between 11.30am and 12.20pm on Tuesday, September 4, two men approached the Vicarage Road home of an elderly woman.
They claimed to have carried out some work at a neighbouring address and suggested structural work was required on the elderly woman's home.
After leaving and returning a short time later, they agreed a price.
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Later when that price was dramatically increased, the woman refused to pay it and instead offered a small amount of cash, which they took.
The men then left in a van, which had two other men inside.
It is described as a white panel van without side windows but with dark printing on both sides and up to three sets of ladders on the roof.
The men claimed they would send the woman a receipt, but this has not been received.
Inquiries by police indicate a small amount of work may have been completed at the property, but this was not comparable with what the men claimed to have carried out.
The two who got out of the van are described as follows:
- A white man in his mid-20s, of medium build, with black hair, wearing a blue and white checked shirt and dark blue overalls. Believed to have an Irish accent.
- A white man in his mid-20s with short ginger hair, of medium build, about 5ft 10ins tall. Believed to have an Irish accent.
- A man who was sitting in the passenger seat of the van is described as white, with short dark hair and a moustache. He was of a stocky build and in his early 30s.
- A man who was occupying the driver's seat of the van is described as white, with short, dark hair and of slim build. He was in his early 20s.