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Man poses as gas company worker to con cash from pensioner

Alert message sent 23/12/2019 15:39:00

Information sent on behalf of Derbyshire Constabulary

A man has posed as a gas company employee in order to steal from a woman in Dronfield.

During the distraction burglary, a man knocked on the door of a house in The Avenue and claimed to be working for a gas company.

He went into several rooms and asked the 77-year-old victim for cash in return for fitting a metre, which she gave him.

She later contacted the gas company and discovered the man was a fraud.
The incident happened at about 3.30pm on Thursday 28 November.

He is described as white, aged around 40, about 5ft 6ins tall with short dark hair. He wore navy-blue padded coat and dark trousers.

Witnesses or anyone with information should contact PC Adam Stubbs via the below methods, quoting reference 19*639656.

Facebook – send us a private message to /DerbyshireConstabulary
Twitter – direct message our contact centre on @DerPolContact
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Call us on 101

You can also contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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Carole Woodall (Police, Communications Administrator, Derbyshire)

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