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Police warning after 93 year old Inverness man falls victim to theft

By Federica Stefani

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Police have issued an appeal after two thefts from Inverness homes.
Police have issued an appeal after two thefts from Inverness homes.

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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