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OAPs send bogus water workers packing.

BOGUS water workers left empty-handed after arousing the suspicions of two elderly householders at two homes in one street.

The con men struck between 3pm and 3.30pm yesterday, in Hampton Road, Warwick.

First, a man called on an 80-year-old woman saying he needed to check the water pressure and went to the kitchen and started to look at pipework under the sink.

Then he made a mobile phone call and another man appeared at the front door.

The woman became suspicious and told them both to leave. Nothing was taken.

The man who knocked on the door is described as white, in his 40s, of stocky build, clean-shaven and with dark hair. He was wearing navy-blue clothing.

The second man is younger, white, of medium build and was wearing dark clothing.

A few minutes later, another 80-year-old woman at a house 150 yards away had a visit from a doorstep caller.

A man barged in and said he needed to sort out a blockage. He walked into the kitchen and went upstairs and entered all the rooms but left empty-handed after being told to leave.

He is white, in his 20s, of stocky build, clean-shaven and with dark brown hair.
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Jul 13, 2004
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