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Bogus delivery worker 'steals £2,000' after barging into pensioner's home

By Jamie Brassington | Brierley Hill | Crime | Published:

A bogus caller is believed to have stolen up to £2,000 from an elderly man who was knocked to the floor at his home.

An investigation has been launched by police

Police have launched an investigation after the 87-year-old man was targeted for the second time in a day by the same woman.

The man, who lives in Brierley Hill, answered the door to a woman on Saturday afternoon who claimed she was delivering a parcel.

However the woman then knocked him over and entered his home to steal his money.

His neighbour, Sandra Emery, 63, claims £2,000 was taken and this was after the elderly man had given the same woman £30 earlier that day.

She said: "His door was knocked earlier that day and it was a woman who wanted £30.

"What is really scary is that she said 'Sandra wants to borrow £30'.

"He invited her in and then he gave her the money before she went away.

"But she came back later on and knocked him over and went and stole £2,000.

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"She knew where it was and my neighbour was really upset."

West Midlands Police officers appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

The theft happened at around 2.45pm.

A police spokesman said: "Police were alerted on Saturday to a robbery at an elderly man's home.

"It is understood the victim received a knock at his door at around 2.45pm on Saturday from a woman claiming she was at the address to deliver a parcel - but when the door was opened, she barged past the man and knocked him to the floor.

"Anyone who saw anything suspicious is urged to contact West Midlands Police quoting log number 1510 from August 10."

Jamie Brassington

By Jamie Brassington
Senior Multi-Media Journalist - @JamieB_Star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star. Contact me at jamie.brassington@expressandstar.co.uk.

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