Scott Martin, Senior Detective at the Caulfield Crime Investigation Unit, is asking the Jewish community in Melbourne to identify a swindler.
“I’m now investigating a series of aggravated burglaries committed around Elsternwick where a male offender appears to be targeting elderly members of the Australian and Jewish community,” he wrote.
An Australian Jewish community newsletter identified the swindler as of Israeli origin.
He is said to make up an excuse as to his car breaking down and accesses peoples houses under the pretence of using the phone. He then steals property and cash.
“I’ve had a few in the last week where he has actually entered houses and stolen cash, leaving the 80 and 90 year old victims terrified,” Martin said.
Martin asked the community to call Police immediately should this happen to them and if safe and possible to see if they can obtain a rego of his vehicle.
Here is the contact information:
Scott MARTIN | Caulfield Crime Investigation Unit
phone: (03) 9524 9555 | fax: (03) 9524 9583 | email: [email protected]