Rogue trader callously cons pensioner out of hundreds

Rogue trader callously cons pensioner out of hundreds

POLICE in England are hunting a man with an Irish accent who callously conned a pensioner out of £800.

The rogue trader approached the 72-year-old victim in Romney Road, Corby, Northamptonshire between 1-2pm on Tuesday, October 16.

He claimed he was working on a nearby property and offered to clean the elderly victim’s guttering, replace parts of it and replace some broken slates.

After being paid £800 cash in hand he said he would return the following day to carry out the work but never came back.

The offender is described as a white man in his late 50s with an Irish accent and was wearing workman boots/clothes.

He had a heavy build and was around 6' with short grey hair.


A second offender who was present is described as a white male in his late teens with a slim build.

He was wearing a black sweatshirt.

They were in a white van which had a trailer on the back of it and was parked on Constable Road, Corby.

Anyone with information can contact Northamptonshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.