Alert after bogus caller targets pensioner, 93

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A man tricked his way into the home of an elderly Sheffield woman by asking if she’d take part in a survey.

The 93-year-old pensioner was targeted on Bocking Lane, Beauchief.

Police said she answered the door to a man called ‘Steve’ who asked if she would take part in a survey.

She let him in and went to fetch him a glass of water and after he left she realised her purse was missing.

The man was in his early twenties, of medium build and wearing a t-shirt and shorts.

He had short, fair hair and was clean-shaven.

Police said he was ‘well spoken’ and had a dressing on his left hand.

The incident happened at 5.55pm on Friday, October 3.