Fraudster has also tried to take financial advantage of vulnerable, police warn

TEES Bogus window cleaner targeting elderly in Stockton and Norton

TEES Bogus window cleaner targeting elderly in Stockton and Norton

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A BOGUS window cleaner has been targeting the elderly in Stockton and Norton, police have warned.

The man has visited people’s homes and collected money as a window cleaner without carrying out the work.

But he has also tried to befriend – and take financial advantage of – several vulnerable and elderly people. One man in his 90s had been targeted.

Cleveland Police said four incidents had been reported to them on Hartburn Avenue, Cherry Tree Gardens, Bromley Road and Petch Street between April 21 and 22.

Detectives are investigating and urged people with elderly or vulnerable relatives to warn them about the man and the importance of not letting people into their homes without the suitable identification or a close friend or family member present.

Anyone who has information or knows the person responsible should call Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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