Burglar tricks elderly man into handing over money

Bucks Free Press: Burglar tricks elderly man into handing over money Burglar tricks elderly man into handing over money

AN elderly man was tricked into paying for work he never had done and had a purse stolen from his home by a distraction burglar on Saturday.

Police have released an e-fit of the man who approached the elderly man on Totteridge Road, High Wycombe at 12pm.

He spoke to him about a shower that had recently been fitted. The elderly man did not remember this but assumed he was correct.

The victim was then followed to his home and the offender said he would check the shower was still working. During this conversation he charged the elderly man for work that never took place and also stole a purse from the bedroom.

He is described as white, aged between 35 and 40-years-old, around 5ft 7ins and of medium build. He was wearing a green fleece, jeans and a woolly beanie hat. He also had gold teeth.

Det Con Ami Chapple from High Wycombe police station said: “I would like to hear from anyone who saw suspicious activity in the area, or if you saw a man fitting the above description, as any information will be useful in our investigation.”

If you have any information please contact Det Con Chapple via the Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 101.

If you don't want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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2:39pm Tue 15 Jan 13

Mindcrusher says...

I'd rather spend a day grafting in sewage to earn some $ then have this on my conscience.
I'd rather spend a day grafting in sewage to earn some $ then have this on my conscience. Mindcrusher
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2:49pm Tue 15 Jan 13

deecee01 says...

Do as you likies by any chance?
Do as you likies by any chance? deecee01
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9:17pm Tue 15 Jan 13

Honey33 says...

It's really sickening for someone to prey on elderly people
It's really sickening for someone to prey on elderly people Honey33
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9:22pm Tue 15 Jan 13

Stand up for England says...

'wart on the ar#e of society' scumbag .... Why can't 'wanted' posters be put up in public places? Someone please explain. Someone out there knows this sink scum. There will be another victim ... he got away with it once, or maybe more, he'll do it again. He needs to be caught ... and flogged of course :-) ... volunteers to do the flogging, please form an orderly queue .... behind me.
'wart on the ar#e of society' scumbag .... Why can't 'wanted' posters be put up in public places? Someone please explain. Someone out there knows this sink scum. There will be another victim ... he got away with it once, or maybe more, he'll do it again. He needs to be caught ... and flogged of course :-) ... volunteers to do the flogging, please form an orderly queue .... behind me. Stand up for England
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11:09pm Tue 15 Jan 13

Mr Totterdge Hill says...

Stand up for England wrote:
'wart on the ar#e of society' scumbag .... Why can't 'wanted' posters be put up in public places? Someone please explain. Someone out there knows this sink scum. There will be another victim ... he got away with it once, or maybe more, he'll do it again. He needs to be caught ... and flogged of course :-) ... volunteers to do the flogging, please form an orderly queue .... behind me.
Me next!

So who's going to grass him up?

There's so few bobbies on the beat he'll never get spotted... BTW those cctv things can't even be manned the amount of scum being very naughty boys!
[quote][p][bold]Stand up for England[/bold] wrote: 'wart on the ar#e of society' scumbag .... Why can't 'wanted' posters be put up in public places? Someone please explain. Someone out there knows this sink scum. There will be another victim ... he got away with it once, or maybe more, he'll do it again. He needs to be caught ... and flogged of course :-) ... volunteers to do the flogging, please form an orderly queue .... behind me.[/p][/quote]Me next! So who's going to grass him up? There's so few bobbies on the beat he'll never get spotted... BTW those cctv things can't even be manned the amount of scum being very naughty boys! Mr Totterdge Hill
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