Man poses as gas company worker to con cash from pensioner
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A man has posed as a gas company employee in order to steal from a woman in Dronfield.
During the distraction burglary, a man knocked on the door of a house in The Avenue and claimed to be working for a gas company.
He went into several rooms and asked the 77-year-old victim for cash in return for fitting a meter, which she gave him.
She later contacted the gas company and discovered the man was a fraud.
The incident happened at about 3.30pm on Thursday 28 November.
He is described as white, aged around 40, about 5ft 6ins tall with short dark hair. He wore navy-blue padded coat and dark trousers.
Witnesses or anyone with information should contact PC Adam Stubbs via the below methods, quoting reference 19*639656.
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You can also contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.