Thieves scam elderly man

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People are being warned about stangers visiting their homes after a recent fraud case in the city which saw an elderly man lose £21,700.

In June, two men knocked on the door of a 77-year-old Bletchley man claiming they were from Anglian Home Improvements.

One said he needed more work to be done in his loft and as he had recently had some home improvements done he let them in. They inspected the loft and told him beams needed strengthening.

Several different men went to the house over the following weeks and demanded large amounts of cash. When the elderly man went to the bank, he explained what had happened and the police were told on Monday.

Investigating officer, PC Jon Moss, said: “This was a cowardly crime, in which an elderly person was targeted. I am keen to speak to anyone who saw these men in the area, or had men visit them claiming to be from the same company, or has any information which may help with our investigation.

“The men are described as white and carried no form of identification with them, nor were they wearing a uniform.

“In this case we have spoken with the company the men claimed to work for, Anglian Home Improvements, who confirmed that since January neither they nor a third party associated with them have done any work at the victim’s address.

Any witnesses can call 101.