Elderly couple conned by bogus workers

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Bogus workers conned an elderly couple out of £200 after claiming they had carried out repairs on the roof of their house.

The men called at the couple’s home on Kirkwood Grove, in Tingley, and told the couple, both aged in their 70s, they had been sent by a family member to repair a loose tile.

One of the men climbed up a ladder onto the roof and came down after a few minutes.

The couple then paid the men £200 but realised no work had been carried out.

A police spokesman said the men left in a white van with black lettering on the side and the victims checked the roof and saw that no repair had been made.

Police have now released this e-fit image of a man they would like to speak in connection with the incident.

PC Lucy Maude, of the outer south neighbourhood policing team, said: “This was clearly just a trick to get money out of vulnerable elderly victims and we need to identify these men as soon as possible.

“I would like to hear from anyone who thinks they know who the man in the e-fit image might be.”

The first suspect was aged between 35 and 40, about 5ft 10ins tall, with short black hair and blue eyes.

The other man was slim, about 5ft 7ins tall and had blonde hair.

The incident happened at about 12.30pm on July 21.

Anyone with any information should contact PC 4505 Maude at Morley Police Station on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.