A 91-year-old woman in Wentworthville was conned and robbed of her savings by a predator posing as handyman yesterday, police said.
The conman is alleged to have loitered outside the woman’s Glenavay Street home yesterday, where she lives alone, until she left her house and he approached her.
Police said the man told the woman he was a handyman from Guildford and that he would do odd jobs for money.
The woman gave the man money to buy paint but he asked for more, police said.
The conman is alleged to have followed the woman inside her home and searched until he found a stash of the her savings.
Detective Inspector Frank Gilroy called the offence ‘‘a low act’’.
He said the victim had obviously been preyed on by the alleged offender because of her age and situation.
The woman described the canman as Caucasian in appearance about aged 28 to 30 with a thin build.
She said he was well dressed at the time and possibly driving a gold-coloured car.
Anyone who may have seen the man or anything suspicious in Glenavay Street on Wednesday should contact Crime Stoppers, 1800 333 000.