Warning over bogus callers

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MEN posing as detectives tried to con their way into the homes of two Chesterfield pensioners in the space of an hour, police have revealed.

They called at an 89-year-old woman’s home on Chertsey Close claiming they were investigating a burglary.

But when the OAP told them she had not been burgled and asked for their identification cards they left.

An hour later they struck at a 90-year-old woman’s house on Somersall Lane again claiming they were detectives investigating burglaries.

They left when the OAP became suspicious and threatened to call the police.

In both incidents the men were described as white, around 5ft 6ins tall, aged 20 to 30 and of medium build with clean shaven faces. Both wore light grey tracksuits and woollen hats.

Police were also called to Storforth Lane after a man, 85, answered his door to two men who pushed past him and searched his house.

Acting Sgt Steve Simmons said: “Never let an unexpected caller into your home without verifying their identity.”