November 20, 2014 11.00 am This story is over 108 months old

Rogue trader targets 94-year-old Lincoln resident

Doorstep crime: Police are tying to locate a man who attempted to take an elderly resident to a cash point for supposed guttering work.

Lincolnshire Police are looking for a male believed to be a rogue trader who targeted a pensioner in Lincoln.

The incident happened on November 18 at around 4.30pm in the Moorland Avenue area of Lincoln.

A male visited a 94-year-old resident’s home, and claimed he was collecting money after previously clearing guttering.

He then wanted to take the elderly resident to a cash point in order to get the money.

However, a relative who was with the pensioner at the time spoke to the caller, who then said if he wasn’t back within the hour he would return in the morning.

The man is described as a slim white male, under 6 foot tall and in his mid 20s, with an Irish accent.

He has mid to long curly, dark hair parted in the middle and patchy facial hair. He was wearing a large, long, dark coat that was zipped up.

He was driving around in a white transit van with ladders on the top, but the vehicle registration is unknown.

Anyone with information relating to this incident, or have seen any suspicious doorstep incidents, contact Lincolnshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 332 of 18/11/14.