A 99-year-old man was conned out £1,500 by a person claiming to be his new neighbour.
It happened between 10am and 11am on Wednesday, when the elderly man was at his home address in The Avenue, Porton, when a man called at his door claiming to be a new neighbour.
He told the elderly man that his tiles were broken and needed fixing and that he could carry out the work in exchange for an initial price of £500. The resident handed over some cash.
He was then told to withdraw more from the local bank to pay the man later that day, and in total, £1,500 cash was handed over during the scam.
No work was carried out to the property and the man left the scene later that day.
A spokesperson for Wiltshire Police said: “The suspect is described as white, aged in his 40s or 50s, approximately 5 foot 11 inches tall and of a strong build.
“He was wearing a black t-shirt with a North Face logo. His hair was short and cropped.
“We’d like to hear from anyone who may have information in relation to the incident.
“If you saw or heard anything suspicious in the area during the day, please call 101 and quote crime reference number 54200048111. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”
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