Hunt for �2,000 Holloway thief

DETECTIVES have stepped up their hunt for a conman who stole �2,000 from a disabled pensioner by releasing an e-fit of the suspect.

DETECTIVES have stepped up their hunt for a conman who stole �2,000 from a disabled pensioner by releasing an e-fit of the suspect.

The bogus satellite engineer knocked at the 89-year-old’s home in Hilldrop Crescent, Holloway, on August 19, introduced himself as “Peter” and said that he was there to fix her Sky plus box.

She let him in because letters had gone round previously saying that engineers would be in the area from August 13.

He measured round her flat whilst chatting to her, and advised her to keep her money safe as his company had received reports that previous workers had stolen money from customers.


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She decided to go and check her money but discovered it was missing. When she went back to speak to the man he had disappeared.

The suspect was 5ft 10ins tall with short hair and a receding hairline. He had brown eyes, a slight suntan and one eye was slightly droopy. He was wearing a green workman’s top and blue jeans and was carrying a workman’s helmet. He apparently spoke with a Manchester accent.

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Anyone who can identify him should contact Police Constable Daryl Cavanagh in the Burglary Squad on 020 7421 0150 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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