Police appeal after bogus builder steals a large sum of money from Clitheroe pensioner

Police have released a video of a man they want to speak to after an elderly Clitheroe man was targeted by a bogus builder.

The conman offered to carry out work at the victim's address off West View and was invited into house. Once inside, he stole a wallet containing a substantial amount of money.

The incident happened yesterday (Thursday) at 3-30pm.

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Police investigations are continuing. A spokesman for Ribble Valley Police said: "It is thought a bogus type builder has offered to conduct work at an elderly man's address and been invited in, before stealing a wallet containing a substantial sum of money. Were you in the area at that time? Did you see anything suspicious?

Do you recognise this man?

"Have you been visited today by anybody offering to do work on your address?

"Above is CCTV footage of a male police would like to speak to in relation to this incident. Anybody with any information is asked to ring 101 or e-mail [email protected]"