A headsup, folks – a heartbreaking crime occurred yesterday in Castle Close Brownhills were an 83 year old lady amputee had her house burgled by callers posing as gutter cleaners.
Reader Matt said:
This is a warning to anyone with elderly relatives…
This morning two spineless gits have robbed my girlfriends nan’s house with her in it, on Castle Close, Brownhills, after spinning her a line about cleaning gutters.
So just a warning to anyone with elderly parents or grandparents to keep a look out for anything or anyone suspicious.
They pose as people cleaning gutters, they even got her to make them a cup of coffee and they have just gone round the house pulling out every draw and opening every bag/handbag.
We have been told they have got a white Peugeot van with ladders on it and cloned plates, her nan said from what she could see one of the so called men has got black hair and is stocky/fat with an Irish accent.
My sympathies to the victim, Matt and family. This is a particularly nasty crime and I hope the police catch the perpetrators quickly.
Please tell your relatives and neighbours about these ratbags, and impress upon them how important it is not to buy from, or accept services at the door, no matter how plausible the people offering them. Genuine companies will always contact you by other means.
Explain that no official body will turn up unannounced demanding money for services like fencing repairs, drain cleaning, tree pruning etc., and that if they are at all unsure of any caller, to close the door and contact the police.
Scumbags engaged in the robbing of OAPs are lower than a snake’s knees, and I hope the police continue to crack down on this cowardly, nasty crime.
Please, if you have any further information relating to this, or any other incident, or if you witnessed something please contact Walsall Police by dialling 101 (999 in an emergency, obviously) or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111