Tricked by conmen

An elderly Manchester Jewish couple have been robbed by conmen, who cut their Prestwich property’s drainpipe and stole money while pretending to repair it.

One of the conmen showed the 81-year-old husband the drainpipe spewing water at the Albert Avenue house last Friday. He then summoned two accomplices who stole £150 from a cashbox while they were supposedly turning off the water supply.

Police are also warning north Manchester residents to lock windows and doors after a spate of incidents.
On Monday, a Jewish homeowner on Park Road was confronted by three masked men attempting to enter his property.

Last updated: 10:45am, July 15 2013