Police warning after 93 year old Inverness man falls victim to theft
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City residents are being advised to be vigilant after two distraction thefts took place at separate Inverness addresses.
Police Scotland have issued an appeal after two Inverness properties – in Ord Terrace and Park Road – were visited on Sunday by a man claiming to be checking water pressures.
However the victims discovered a short time later that low value items had been removed while the man was within.
In one case the victim was a 93-year-old man.
A police spokesman said: "Please be aware and do not allow anyone who claims to be carrying out work entry to your home if they do not have identification. A genuine worker would be understanding and not put pressure on you to make an immediate decision."
Police are looking to trace a man described as being in his late 20s, around 5ft 10in tall with short dark hair.
He was wearing a yellow softshell style jacket and dark jeans.
Anyone with information can contact police on 101, quoting incident 2764 of January 12, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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