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Trio swindle £1,700 from elderly man

By Staff Reporter

Police have issued a warning after an elderly man was conned out of £1,700 by cold callers.

Yesterday morning, three men called to the door of a resident in Cherryvalley in Comber offering to do some gardening work.

They spent no more than an hour doing minimal work and charged the man £1,700.

"We are treating this as a serious crime against an elderly resident but we need your help in identifying the people who were involved," a spokesman for PSNI Ards said.

The first male is described as being in his late 30s or early 40s, going bald, 6ft tall, of average build, and having a local or Belfast accent.

The second was in his late 50s, with grey hair, and of slim build.

The third man was described as stocky, around 5ft 10ins tall and with light hair, going bald.

They had a flat back van with a white cab.

Police in Ards are keen to hear from anyone else whose house was targeted.

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