TWO elderly women have been robbed of their life savings.
Bogus workmen tricked their way into the house of the aunt and her niece in Wallacewell Road in Balornock.
Two of the men went into the house, while the other stayed in a van during the sickening incident on Friday, June 17, at around 10am.
The women – aged 90 and 86 – are slightly infirm and the men went upstairs unaccompanied. They searched through the rooms and stole a quantity of cash, believed to be a five-figure sum. The women were not injured, but have been left “badly distressed”.
Police have been carrying out door-to-door enquiries to try and find out more information about the men.
They are described as white and Scottish. One was in his mid-40s, while the other two were aged in their mid-20s.
They had a small white van which had ladders attached to the top of it.
Detective Constable Jonathan Rowell said: “This is a disgraceful incident. The people who carry out these crimes against vulnerable and elderly people really are contemptible. I would appeal to anyone who may have seen these men or who may have noticed the white van to get in touch with us as a matter of urgency.
“The impact this crime has had on these two elderly women is immeasurable, they have lost their life savings and they have been left extremely frightened and upset by this ordeal. It’s imperative we trace those responsible.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Baird Street Police Office on 0141 532 4116 or Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555 111.