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article imageMet Police appeal for help after blind man robbed of £1,000

By Gemma Fox     Feb 3, 2015 in World
London - London Metropolitan Police are appealing for help identifying a man who they wish to speak to in connection with the robbery of a blind man in Romford.
The robbery took place on the tenth of November last year when the victim, who is in his 50's, was robbed of £1,000.
The victim had arranged for his broken boiler to be fixed and had withdrawn the money in order to pay the man he had arranged to fix it.
The victim allowed the man who the police wish to speak to into his home believing that he was the man he'd arranged to fix his boiler. The man then said that it would cost £650 but despite that took the entire £1,000. As soon as the money had been handed to him then man immediately.
Later the victim discovered that jewellery which belonged to his late wife had also gone missing.
The officer leading the case from Havering Borough is Trainee Detective Constable Deborah Wyatt, who said:
"This is a deplorable crime where the victim has clearly been targeted due to his blindness.
"I would appeal to the person in the image released, or anyone who recognises him, to contact us."
Police have released an image of the man they want to speak to in connection with this crime and ask people who have any information or who may recognise to phone Havering Borough's Trainee Detective Wyatt on 01708 779 216. Alternatively, is anyone has information but wishes to remain anonymous they can call CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111 or through the CrimeStoppers website which can be found at: CrimeStoppers-uk.org. Any information given via the website is also done anonymously.
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