A man posing as a Sikh children’s charity worker and ‘guru’ threatened to kill a woman’s two daughters before taking her treasured jewels as a ‘donation’.
The 42-year-old woman was first approached by the man at her home on Stonor Road in the Hall Green area of Birmingham in April.
Claiming he was from a Handsworth temple and collecting money for hungry kiddies, the chap has knocked on the woman’s door and asked for a donation. She handed over £120 and the man went away.
Five days later, on Tuesday 5 May, the same man returned to the house and insisted on conducting prayers with the woman.
Once inside the family home the man said that he would kill the woman’s daughters who are in thier late teens and early twenties, if she didn’t hand over more money.
Terrified, the lady has handed over £1,000… but that wasn’t enough. The bogus charity worker then demanded that she hand over her family’s treasured jewellery.
The con man escaped with thousands of pounds of gold and gems.
The crime was reported to police on 1 June when an investigation was launched. Officers have spoken to locals and reviewed hours of CCTV footage in the area before securing an image of the suspect.
Anyone who can help identify the man in the CCTV should call 101. Information can be passed on anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Via: Birmingham Police