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Would-be handyman robs Clarington homeowner

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A sweet-talking, would-be handyman robbed a Clarington homeowner after conning his way into his home and bathroom.

Durham police allege the victim answered a knock at his door on Old Scugog Road around 2 p.m. on Wednesday.

The suspect told him he needed a place to store his snowmobiles and could trade his services as a handyman in exchange for any storage fees.

The suspect then measured a floor that needed repairs. When he was finished, he asked to use the bathroom.

It wasn’t until the suspect left to get supplies that the victim realized that money had been removed from his wallet.

Police are now looking for the suspect.

He is white, 30 to 35 years old, approximately five-feet-ten-inches tall, and 225 pounds. He was wearing an NHL jersey, brown jacket and a black hat. He may have been driving a pickup truck.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police.