Elderly Couple Conned Out of Life Savings
Warning over bogus roofer who preyed on vulnerable
A couple in their eighties have fallen victim to a cruel conman who has stolen £6,000 of their savings.
Ealing Today Forum member Susan Kelly says the octogenarians are her neighbours and the husband - who has Alzheimer's - is looked after by his wife.
She says the bogus roofer called at their house near Gunnersbury Park yesterday (Friday 14th) and told the couple that he'd been doing some work next door but noticed that they had loose tiles.
The man spent half an hour up the ladder before making the elderly lady go out in the rain to get £6,000, in cash from the bank.
Susan says: '' These people are the scum of the earth, preying on the weak and vulnerable.''
The police have been notified.
The man is described as being in his 40s , medium height and build, straight dark hair; apparently, he had an Irish accent. Driving a white estate-type car with roof rack holding ladders.
January 17, 2011