Caller steals man's wallet from house in Leicester

Police are appealing for public help after a 79-year-old man had money stolen from his home in Leicester.

A man, who regularly cleans the victim's windows, called at the house at around 1610 BST on Monday.

After a short while he left, then returned minutes later saying he needed to go into the house to collect something he had forgotten.

The housholder realising his wallet was missing, but the window cleaner drove off in a red car.

The man police would like to speak to is described as white, about 30, around 5ft 10in, of medium build with blond, curly hair combed back. He spoke with a local accent.

Pc Louise Gibson said: "This man cleans the victim's windows about once a month so we are very hopeful that someone in the area will know him and be able to help us with our inquiries.

"We would also like to appeal to other window cleaners who think they may know who the man is."

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