Bogus charity worker targets deaf OAP, 95

CCTV image of a car being sought in connection with a burglary at Arncliffe Road, Eastmoor
CCTV image of a car being sought in connection with a burglary at Arncliffe Road, Eastmoor
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Police looking for a con man who targeted a partially sighted, deaf pensioner have released an image of a car he may have used.

The crook got into the 95-year-old’s flat on Arncliffe Road, in Eastmoor, Wakefield, by claiming to be a charity worker before forcing her to hand over £300 for household goods she hadn’t ordered.

Det Con Gary Wetherill, from Wakefield CID, said: “This incident has understandably left the victim feeling upset and distressed.”

The theft happened on December 18. Police want to speak to anyone who recognises the car.

Det Con Wetherill added: “I would also like anyone living locally, who may have been approached to buy goods under similar circumstances, to get in touch.”

A callous career criminal, who embarked on a Sheffield stealing spree during which he targeted charity boxes and hospitals just hours after being released from prison for similar offences, has been put behind bars once again.

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