Conmen leave family “devastated and heartbroken”

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TWO elderly sisters have been left penniless after callous crooks tricked their way into their home stole their life savings.

The housebound sisters, aged 91 and 81, were targeted by three men in their home in Wallacewell Road in Balornock.

The men pretended that birds were nesting in the ladies’ loft and causing damage to the house. They offered to carry out the work for free.

Once inside, the thieves went upstairs, searched through the rooms and made off with a five-figure sum.

The women have been left badly distressed by the incident.

The family is offering a reward of £5,000 to help catch those responsible.

The sisters’ niece, Sarah McGinley (40), said: “My older aunt’s health has become really bad since it happened.

“Most days she spends in bed. She’s not the same lady. It’s as if the life has been sucked out of her.

“They had saved the money up for quite a while.

“We’ve all been left totally devastated and heartbroken.

“There’s someone out there picking on vulnerable people.”

Police are continuing to investigate the incident, whch took place on Friday, June 17, at around 10am.

Two of the men went into the house, while the other waited outside. 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.

If you have any information you can call Detective Constable Jonathan Rowell on 0141 532 4116 or Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555 111.