Pair arrested after man in his 90s is conned out of £3,400 and valuables

A pensioner in his 90s was conned out of £3,400 and valuables by crooks pretending to be police officers.

On January 10 this year at around 10am a man in his 90s, from Westminster, received a call on his phone.

The caller told the man that he was a police officer and he needed his help with a ‘sting operation’. The victim was deceived into going to the bank and withdrawing £3,400 from his account.

The victim returned home and a woman later attended his address. He handed over the money and two bank cards to her.

The same woman returned to the victim’s home later and he handed her some gold cufflinks, antique coins and some commemorative coins.

He was reassured that his property would be looked after and would be returned to him within a few days.

Police have made two arrests.

On April 20 a man, aged 18, was arrested on suspicion of fraud in connection with this incident.

On May 29 a woman, aged 18, was arrested on suspicion of fraud in connection with this incident.

Both were released under investigation.

Anyone with information should call police on 101 or Tweet @MetCC.

Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or online at


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