Bogus charity worker threatened woman’s daughters - The Solihull Observer

Bogus charity worker threatened woman’s daughters

Solihull Editorial 13th Jul, 2015 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016   0

A CALLOUS conman posing as a Sikh children’s charity worker threatened to kill a woman’s two daughters before taking her treasured jewels as a ‘donation’.

The man, who claimed he was a religious guru, took the jewels after repeatedly targeting the family’s home in Stonor Road, Hall Green, with demands for cash.

His campaign of terror began in April when he first visited the woman’s home, claiming he was representing a Handsworth temple collecting cash for hungry children.

The woman handed over £120 and he left.

But he returned five days later and insisted on conducting prayers with her.

When he was inside the house, he threatened to kill her daughters, who are in their late teens and early 20s, unless she handed over more money.

PC Andy Bishop said: “Terrified, the lady has handed over £1,000 – but that wasn’t enough.

“The bogus charity worker then demanded that she hand over her family’s treasured jewellery.”

“This man has preyed on the woman’s good nature by claiming to be a religious man or guru.

“I can think of no religion which would advocate such despicable actions.

“It is quite possible others have been targeted in this way and I would urge those people to come forward too.”

Anyone with information should call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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