Bogus council workers burgled elderly woman in Mansfield

Two men posing as council workers stole an elderly Mansfield woman ‘s purse containing £1,000.

Mansfield District Council has warned residents to beware of bogus council workers.

Mansfield District Council van.

Mansfield District Council van.

An elderly resident was burgled of her purse containing £1,000 recently by two men claiming to be from the council to check her property for faults.

A coucncil spokesman said: “We have been informed that one of our elderly residents was burgled recently by two men stating that they were from the council to check the property for electrical faults and also the loft.

“She later found that her purse had been taken, containing £1,000.

“We would like to assure people that all our housing maintenance staff and contractors carry photographic ID and will be in a van carrying the council branding.

“If residents have any doubts about a doorstep caller, they should not let them into their property and can pass their suspicions to the police.”