ACT Policing is seeking to identify a man involved in a scam on an elderly woman in January and have released a facefit of the offender.
About 11am on Monday 5 January, an 80-year-old Turner woman was approached by two men at her home.
The woman was told that she needed her roof fixed as it was damaged. Believing the men she attended O’Connor shops and withdrew money.
Upon returning home the woman was told the entire roof needed fixing and would cost $3500.
The men drove the woman to the Commonwealth Bank on London Circuit and she withdrew a sum of cash agreed upon with the men.
On returning home the men stated they were going for lunch and never returned.
The main offender is described of Caucasian appearance, aged in his 30s, approximately 179cm (5’10”) tall and of medium build. He has a fair complexion, light brown hair and an Irish accent.
Police are seeking to identify the male and urge anyone who can identify him or assist police in their investigation to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.
(ACT Policing media release)