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Police hunt "despicable" Swansea conmen

By EvansTheCrime  |  Posted: December 07, 2012

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POLICE are hunting conmen who tricked their way into the homes of three elderly people — one aged 98, another partially-sighted — and stole cash and watches.

In each case the thieves knocked at doors claiming to be selling cleaning products before talking their way into the victims' houses and stealing from them.

Detectives believe the incidents are linked, and they are urging anyone with information to come forward.

Two of the attacks happened in Morriston, one in Ravenhill in Swansea.

South Wales Police detective constable Claire Workman said: "These are despicable crimes against three elderly residents who have been conned out of property and money in their own homes."We are appealing to anyone with any information about these incidents or who may have been approached in similar circumstances in the Swansea area to come forward."

The Morriston incidents happened on Sunday, December 2 — but police say the victims only came forward on Thursday and today.The first distraction burglary happened in Glyncollen Crescent  when the suspect knocked at the door of a 98-year-old woman claiming to be selling bin bags and cleaning products — but after asking the victim for a drink he stole cash and made off.The second incident happened in Enfield Close when the conman stole what police describe as "a large quantity of cash" after offering to count  the money owed for the cleaning products on behalf of the partially-sighted victim.

The third incident happened yesterday in Maes-y-Felin, Ravenhill, where the suspect entered the home of a 75-year-old  woman and began to show her some cleaning items from holdall. After visiting various rooms in the house, the suspect stole two wristwatches.

Police have released a description of a man they want to talk to in connection with the Ravenhill incident — he is described as white, aged 35 to 45,  around 5ft tall and of a thin build, and clean shaven.

Can you help? Call Swansea police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111

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  • geoboy01  |  December 08 2012, 9:56AM

    These people are scum of the highest order they pick on elserly people because they are basically Cowards obviously on hard Drugs and need putting down like the mad dogs that they are!!!

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  • JerryLew  |  December 08 2012, 12:36AM

    Hadoken939485 Sorry mate but what are these posts. This is a very serious topic - if you have a prob with SWEP take it up with them directly. All the best. On the storyline what gutless people. Police are looking for a white DWARF 35-45 years of age - "clean shaven" is another description. My take on this is that this lowlife has prob never shaved and is just a middle aged bloke in a kids body. Lets hope this scum get stopped soon. In the meantime how about a front page warning in SWEP to help the aged avoid this pondlife.

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  • Hadoken939485  |  December 07 2012, 9:16PM

    Why does this website provide a platform for people to air their views then act like babies and delete stuff. I am pretty sure no one here is going to be offended by the word.. c r a p

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  • Hadoken939485  |  December 07 2012, 9:07PM

    ok the last word.... begins with a letter C then a letter r then a letter a and finally a letter p Beat that...

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