Police warn residents as elderly are targeted

Police in Dudley are warning residents, and appealing for information, after three elderly people had jewellery stolen by scammers in the Dudley area.

On 10th February a lone elderly woman, aged 90, was approached on Avondale Close, Kingswinford by two women and a man in a car asking for directions.

Two women got out of the car to thank her for providing directions and placed fake gold chains around her neck, simultaneously stealing her own jewellery. 

There have been two more identical instances reported to us, one on 1 February on Malt Mill Lane, Halesowen, and a second on Prospect Road, Lower Gornal on 10 February. The victims were aged, 72 and 79.

The suspects have been described as Eastern European and aged in their mid 40’s. The man has a black beard and is always the driver. Officers are appealing to anyone who has elderly relatives or neighbours to pass the message on and make sure they are aware that people are operating in this way in the area.

Anyone with information is urged to call PC Elinore Haden at Brierley Hill police station on 101 or email contactus@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk

Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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