Police appeal over OAP conman - The Solihull Observer

Police appeal over OAP conman

Solihull Editorial 8th Jun, 2015 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016   0

A CALLOUS conman who posed as a police officer and tricked am elderly woman into giving him her PIN number, and then stole £400 from her account is being hunted by Police.

The vulnerable 86-year-old, from the Kingshurst area, was phoned by a man on April 16 who claimed to be a police officer.

He tricked her into handing over her card and PIN number, which was picked up shortly afterwards by a man claiming to be a courier and £400 was later taken from her account.

Police have released images of the man they want to trace.

PC Laura Dumbleton-Jones from Solihull Police said: “This man targeted the elderly woman and deliberately duped her out of her money.

“She was vulnerable and believed his story that he was a police officer.

“Genuine police officers or bank officials would never ask you to divulge PIN numbers over the phone or send couriers to collect cards.”

Anyone with information about the man or a scam should call Police on 101.

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