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Warning after bogus caller enters pensioner's home
4:21pm Tuesday 29th October 2013 in News
POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a bogus caller walked into the home of an elderly woman.
The incident happened at about 4.15pm on Saturday, October 26, at a house on Major Street, in Darlington, when the man knocked on the door of an 86-year-old woman.
The man walked into the house uninvited and told the woman she needed repairs to part of her property, as an excuse to gain access upstairs.
The woman, described by police as ‘vulnerable’, told the man to leave, which he did.
The man is described as white, aged in his mid-forties, of medium build and about 5ft 8ins tall with short dark hair. He was wearing a blue and white checked shirt with a dark body warmer over the top.
DC Jennie Gardiner, of Durham Police, said: "Always keep both your front and back doors locked, ask for identification and refuse entry if not provided.
“If you have any information please contact the police immediately on 101, you could stop someone else becoming a victim."
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