Elderly Couple Intimidated into Handing Over Bank Details
Scammers enter their home claiming to be from the bank
Detectives in Ealing have released an image of a man they want to question in relation to an artifice burglary.
On Friday 24, April at approximately 10am, an elderly couple, in their eighties who both suffer from dementia, received a knock at their door in Ealing, W5 from two men purporting to be from their bank.
A CCTV still of one of the suspects
The men walked into the house, stood in the hallway and told the couple that they needed their bank cards and PIN numbers. The suspects became threatening and the victims complied, still thinking the men were from their bank.
A short time later the couple's lifesavings were withdrawn from Barclays Bank, Ealing Broadway. The suspects then made off towards west Ealing in a grey new shape Audi.
Detective Constable Richard Thomas, Ealing CID, said, "The victims are emotionally upset and are wrongly blaming themselves for this incident. This is a despicable crime for which I would like to trace the suspects and put them behind bars.
"I urge anyone who recognises the man in the image or has information to contact me as a matter of urgency so others do not fall foul of these heartless criminals."
Anyone with information is asked to contact Ealing CID on 101 quoting reference CRIS 2510022/15. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.
May 12, 2015