Burglar tricks his way into elderly man’s home in Hemel Hempstead

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Police warn Dacorum residents to be vigilant of fraudsters

Police are investigating after an elderly man had a large quantity of cash stolen from him during a distraction burglary in Hemel Hempstead on Wednesday, September 23.

At around 1.30pm, the offender presented himself to the victim, entering the property on Oldhouse Road, and claiming that he owed the victim a refund for some previous gardening work.

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The offender stated that he would get the money to the victim in a few days.

Police are warning residents to be vigilantPolice are warning residents to be vigilant
Police are warning residents to be vigilant

When the offender left, the victim – a man in his eighties - realised that a large quantity of cash had been taken.

The suspect is described as old, quite tall, and with dark hair.

It is believed that a second offender may have also been involved.

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Police are reminding people to be vigilant to cold callers and look out for elderly neighbours. For advice on how to secure your home visit: www.herts.police.uk.

Enquiries are ongoing and anyone with information should call the non-emergency number 101 quoting crime reference 41/76637/20.

You can also report information online at herts.police.uk/report, alternatively, you can stay anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.