Pensioner targeted by conmen
Date published: 09 April 2014
A VULNERABLE Shaw pensioner was robbed of £100 on Monday afternoon by two men claiming to be council workers.
The 88-year-old woman was in the rear garden of her home in Jordan Avenue when a man approached her, claiming to be from the council.
He claimed to be from the council and wanted £300 to insure her car against damage while they were doing roadworks in the area.
Though she refused he followed her into the house, where she noticed a second man. After they left she noticed £100 had been stolen.
The first man was white, about 6ft tall, with a large build and in his late 40s. He had an Irish accent and was wearing a yellow high-visability jacket, a peaked cap and ear muffs.
His accomplice was white, in his late 40s and wore a dark suit.
Anyone who saw anything suspicious or has had similar callers should ring police on 0161- 856 8850 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800-555 111.
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