92-Year-Old Targeted by Bogus Callers

Police are appealing for information

Police are appealing for information

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A Huddersfield pensioner was duped out of cash by three men who had agreed to carry out roofing work on his property.

The three men visited the 92-year-old victim’s home in Roundway, Honley, between 11.45am and 12.15pm on Friday, October 31.

They offered to carry out building work and cash was handed over. One of the men made a search of the property before they all left in a white Ford Transit van without carrying out any work.

It is not believed that anything was taken by the man who searched the house.

The men involved were all white. One of the men is described as aged in his late 30s, around 6ft tall, of stocky build, with short, dark brown hair. He was wearing a navy jumper and dark blue jeans.

The second is described as aged in his mids 30s, shorter than the other two men, of medium build with collar length, sandy hair. He was wearing a red short sleeved top.

The last man is described aged in his 50s, again around 6ft tall, of stocky build, with balding, light brown hair which was possibly dyed. He was wearing a green jacket.

Detective Constable Craig Foulkes, of Kirklees CID, said: “These men have targeted a vulnerable member of our community who has handed over money in good faith for work that they seemingly had no intention of completing.

“We have quite detailed descriptions of the men involved and I would urge anyone who believes they have seen these men or have any information that could help our further enquiries to contact Kirklees CID on 101.

“If anyone else has been visited by men matching these descriptions offering roofing work or similar, whether they handed over money or not, we would also ask them to make contact.”