23rd May, 2019

Phoney council workers prey on OAP stealing cash from Coventry home

Editorial Correspondent 17th Apr, 2019 Updated: 17th Apr, 2019

MEN pretending to be council workers distracted a vulnerable man in his 80s and stole a large quantity of cash from his home.

A West Midlands Police spokesperson said: “Police are investigating a distraction burglary at a house in Brixham Drive, Coventry between 8 and 8.30pm on Sunday (April 14).

“Two men approached the property pretending to be from the council, one of the men distracted the homeowner, a man in his 80s, whilst the other gained entry to the house and stole a large quantity of cash.

“Investigations are ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact us via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight, call 101 anytime or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Quoting crime reference number 20CV/90779D/19.”

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