Manhunt launched after rogue trader and thief strikes again in Peterborough

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A manhunt has been launched after a man posing as a tradesman stole from a vulnerable resident in Peterborough.

The theft took place today, Wednesday September 5, in Uldale Way, Gunthorpe, at 11.30am where a male offered to do some guttering work and then asked the householder if he could use the toilet.

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It was later discovered that a wallet was missing along with an amount of cash from a purse that was in the living room.

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The male is described as white, approx 6ft tall and well built with dark hair and aged 40-50yrs. He was reported to be wearing dark clothing.

It follows two similar incidents in the last few days in Stanground and Bretton where the men offered to do gutter cleaning after it was believed they undertook a leaflet drop a few days earlier.

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Helen O'Driscoll, Crime Reduction Officer at Thorpe Wood Police Station, said: "Please ask all older relatives, neighbours and friends to be vigilant and advise them never to allow cold callers into their homes.

"Report all similar incidents . If a crime is taking place and/or you feel afraid or threatened then call the police on 999. For non-urgent calls use 101."