Hi: 15° Lo:9°
Wednesday 14 November 2012 Updated: 15/11 10:37
A BOGUS police officer tried to dupe an elderly woman into handing over her savings.
The woman visited a flat in William Malcolm House in Wyken claiming to be from the fraud squad.
She said she believed there was a large amount of money at the address and would return later in the day with a sniffer dog to collect it.
But when she returned she was challenged by a suspicious neighbour and ran off.
Detective Constable Ian Russell said: "This was a despicable offence in which a burglar has deliberately targeted a vulnerable member of the community.
"Fortunately a kind neighbour suspected this was a hoax and stayed with the victim to ensure no cash was handed over.
"We would advise anyone that is visited by a police officer at their home to ask to see identification. If you have any doubts about who they are, contact us immediately."
Anyone who recognises the woman in the CCTV picture should call DC Russell on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
CCTV images of two teenage girls have been
TRANSPORT police are hunting three men after a
SKY Blues players John Fleck and Chris Hussey
THOUSANDS of shoppers headed to Coventry for its
MAURICE Hartnett kneaded no help as he baked his way ...
TRUTH bending and false allegations have caused a political stir ...
VICTIMS of crime in Warwickshire can now have a say ...