THIS WEEK IN 1983: Cruel conman took pensioner's savings

A '˜bogus' council official tricked his way into an elderly Portsmouth pensioner's home in Buckland '“ and walked out minutes later with her £600 worth of savings.

Monday, 6th February 2017, 6:00 am

Armed with a pen and a notepad, the conman smooth-talked the 82-year-old victim into allowing him into her home, wrote The News crime reporter.

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Police later repeated warnings to elderly people that they should never let strangers into their home under any circumstances.