Appeal After Elderly Man Defrauded – Kings Cross

Detectives are appealing for information after an elderly person was scammed of his savings earlier this year.

In January 2024, detectives attached Kings Cross Police Area Command commenced an investigation after reports an 81-year-old man was defrauded of a large sum of money.

Inquiries revealed between Thursday 25 and Sunday 31 January 2024, the man was contacted several times by people posing online, and in person, as employees of a computer company.

The man was defrauded of a large sum of money and his bank cards which were subsequently used at ATMs and stores at Bankstown, Wetherill Park, Moorebank, Wentworthville and Merrylands.

As inquiries continue, detectives have released CCTV images of two men who they believe may be able to assist with their inquiries.

The men depicted are described as being of Mediterranean/Middle Eastern appearance, aged in their 30s, with short black hair and brown eyes.

The first man is shown wearing a grey hooded tracksuit jumper and pants, a black cap and face mask, and white shoes.

The second man is shown wearing a black t-shirt, shorts and face mask, and white shoes.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact Kings Cross Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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