- Thieves tried to steal an Alzheimer's patient's life savings
- They lied to him that he owed them money for building work
- However, they had never done the work
Two thieves in Surrey, UK recently tried to steal an Alzheimer's patient's life savings by taking advantage of his poor memory.
The two men arrived at the 77-year-old patient's home and told him that they are builders and he owed them money for work done. However, this was a lie.
According to police, the patient gave them £150 (Ghc869) from his wallet. The men then took him to an ATM to withdraw more money from his savings.
Fortunately, a neighbor stopped them and alerted the police after they escaped in a getaway car.
Police have released CCTV footage of the men and appealed for help in identifying and arresting them.
A police spokesperson, Ben Briselden said: "This is a despicable and cowardly crime targeting an elderly man trying to steal his life savings."
He added: "We are appealing for information from anyone who recognises the images of the two suspects shown in the footage."
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