Cranbrook RCMP is reporting an incident of a suspect taking advantage of an elderly woman in Wardner.
Mounties say an unknown man went to the victim’s residence last week and offered to do repairs to the roof.
The woman reportedly let the man into the house after the work was complete, and offered him a drink of water.
The man is said to have then left the house with the woman’s purse that contained cash and credit cards/ identification..The suspect is described as a skinny Caucasian 45-50 years old, with gray/blond hair and he was driving a white pick – up truck with a ladder in the back.
Police say this is the only incident like this they’ve heard of but are asking residents to be cautious when dealing with strangers.