Pensioner, 91, has cash stolen in pin number con

A 91-YEAR-OLD woman in Belper had cash stolen after she was tricked into revealing the PIN number for her debit card in a coman.

The elderly woman was visited between 1pm and 3pm on Wednesday, May 11, by a man who claimed to be from a window company.

He suggested that she should have a window replaced, said police.

After measuring up the window, the man asked for payment in advance. The victim offered to pay by cheque, but the man refused and asked her to put her PIN into a machine he was carrying.

He then stole her card while she was out of the room and used it to withdraw money from cash machines.

The man was white, aged in his 40s, about 5’8” tall with short dark hair and a stocky build. He was wearing a long-sleeved red T-shirt with a lighter coloured logo on the left.

A police spokeswoman said: “People should never allow strangers in and should careful about agreeing for work to be done by cold callers.”

Anyone who has any information on the theft should ring 0345 123 3333 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.