Rogue traders take elderly Scunthorpe woman to bank to withdraw £4,500
A rogue traders warning has been issued after an elderly woman in Scunthorpe shelled out £4,500 when taken to her bank to withdraw the cash.
People are being urged to be aware and vigilant over what is described as "a current spate of rogue trader/bogus official type offences being committed across North Lincolnshire."
In the latest incident, an 80 year-old woman was visited at her home off Scotter Road in Scunthorpe.
She was told that her roof needed repairs and the traders initially offered to do the work for £7,000.
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They then offered her a "special deal" to do the work for £4,500.
The old lady was confused but the men took her to her bank to draw out the money.
Relatives of the victim were informed by suspicious neighbours and attended the property, but the offenders had made off with the money in a white Ford Transit.
The registration number issued for this vehicle is AP04 UAA.
Police are investigating, and the message to the public is: "Please be aware and look out for any elderly or vulnerable residents."
Anything suspicious should be reported to the police immediately.