"Heartless" suspects hunted after man, 92, is burgled in Girlington (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus)
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"Heartless" suspects hunted after man, 92, is burgled in Girlington
Detectives, hunting “heartless” thieves who conned a 92-year-old man out of his money, today released images of two suspects.
The pair tricked their way into their victim’s home by pretending to be from an electricity company, then stole hundreds of pounds from him.
He was left extremely upset and detectives have condemned the villains responsible. They have now released CCTV images of two men they want to speak to in connection with the ‘bogus official’ burglary.
A man, purporting to be from an electricity company, attended the pensioner’s home, in Lennon Drive, Girlington , Bradford. As the victim showed him the electric meter, a second suspect appeared in the living room.
Both then made off with his wallet, pension card and hundreds of pounds in cash. Detective Sergeant Colman Coyne, of Bradford South CID, said: “This was a particularly heartless offence on a vulnerable member of the community who has been left extremely upset by the whole experience.
“We need to know the identity of the individuals contained within the CCTV footage and I would ask people to come forward with any information.
“It is possible the pair responsible approached other addresses nearby and that someone will hold further details which can help us trace them.”
Police advise householders not to open the door to anyone they are not expecting. If companies call unannounced, ask the caller to go away and for an appointment to be arranged by letter. Never feel under pressure to let them in.
The first man who knocked on the door is described as Asian, about 30, 5ft 9inl and of slim build. The second man is also said to be Asian.
Anyone with information about the theft, which happened at about 6.40pm on Tuesday, August 28, should contact the non-emergency number 101, or Crimestoppers, in confidence, on 0800 555 111.