Bogus callers target 91-year-old

PUBLISHED: 14:05 17 June 2008 | UPDATED: 21:55 15 June 2010

A 91-YEAR-OLD Lyme Regis woman has been left shaken after falling prey to two male bogus callers.

A 91-YEAR-OLD Lyme Regis woman has been left shaken after falling prey to two male bogus callers.The woman, who does not wish to be named, prevented one man from entering her home by putting on the chain - but was then left trapped with the other man inside the house.The one man pushed his way in, giving false reason for being there. But nothing was stolen and the woman was not physically harmed.PC Richard Winward said: "We all need to make sure that this kind of cruel, thuggish incident does not occur in Lyme Regis. "Please report on any suspicious people or vehicles, and take vehicle numbers."The males are described as white and in their 40s. One was medium height, well built, wearing an anorak. The other was shorter, again well built, dressed all in black, with a hat. It is reported that one of the males may have had a foreign accent.Police have removed items for forensic examination. The incident happened on June 5, at about 10.30am. Anyone with information should call Dorset Police on (01202) 222 222. Police across Dorset have seen a spate of bogus callers or distraction burglaries.


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