Northern Ireland

Bogus water caller robs pensioner in west Belfast

police officer

A man posing as a water service employee has robbed a woman in her 80s in west Belfast.

Shortly before 1920 GMT on Thursday, the man had called at the door of the woman at Whiterock Gardens.

He claimed to be from the water service and convinced the pensioner to allow him to check a bathroom tap.

When he left, the woman noticed that cash was missing. Police have appealed for witnesses to contact them.