‘Devious criminal’ cons his way into elderly Boston woman’s home

A ‘DEVIOUS criminal’ has conned his way into an elderly woman’s Boston home and stolen cash.

The distraction burglary took place at Castle Street between noon-1pm on Thursday.

The victim, in her eighties, was visited by a man who claimed there was a problem with her roof and that of her neighbours’ adjoining roof.

Police said the man told her he needed cash for the materials to repair it and would return later that day to fix it. While the woman looked for cash, the man is alleged to have stolen bank books from another room before leaving.

DC Simon of Boston CID said: “This is an example of a devious criminal preying on the vulnerability of an elderly lady.

“We want anyone with information to come forward and assist with our enquiry so we can bring this offender to justice.”

He added: “We also want the local community to be vigilant, not only for themselves but also for their neighbours by reporting any suspicious activity or callers in your area.”

Police are calling for residents to be vigilant when answering the door to people claiming to be from utility or building companies.

Anyone with information should contact 0300 111 0300, quoting incident number 317 of July 28, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.