Con men posed as police to target 90-year-old

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Officers investigating a burglary in Worksop are urging residents to be aware of offenders claiming to be undercover policemen.

Three men made that claim to persuade an 90-year-old lady to open the door of her home in Thievesdale Lane shortly before 10pm on Monday, September 7.

The men, who were dressed in dark clothing and had their faces covered, pushed past her to entered the house and began searching for cash.

The victim used her walking stick to try and protect herself and her property from the offenders, who fled with only a small amount of money.

If anyone has any information about the incident, they are asked to call 101, quoting incident number 824 of 7 September.

For anyone concerned about unexpected callers, Nottinghamshire Police are urging people to keep their doors locked and remove the key, have a chain fitted to the door, check who the caller is through a window before opening the door and always check ID.

To speak to our Crime Prevention Unit about protecting your property and reducing your chances of becoming a victim of crime, telephone us on 101 or email crime.prevention@nottinghamshire.pnn.police.uk