Necklace scam leaves pensioner heartbroken

Strathclyde Police 'Operation Fleet', Agricultural Centre car park, Lanark'4/3/11'Picture by Lindsay Addison
Strathclyde Police 'Operation Fleet', Agricultural Centre car park, Lanark'4/3/11'Picture by Lindsay Addison

A TREASURED necklace has been stolen from around the neck of an unsuspecting pensioner.

Teresa Martin, from Lennoxtown, was waiting for a bus near her home in the village’s Netherton Oval at around 11.45am on Friday, June 24.

She told the Herald: “A black car drew up and a woman ran out and handed me a business card I couldn’t read.

“She then got a bag out of her car and took out a gold chain which she put round my neck and asked if I wanted to buy it.

“I said I didn’t have any money and she took what I thought was the chain back.”

But several hours later when she reached up to her neck Teresa found that the woman had in fact taken her gold necklace and replaced it with the worthless metal chain.

Teresa said: “I couldn’t believe it. The chain was about 30-years-old and had several pendants on it which were presents from my family.

“I don’t know how much it was worth, but it had great sentimental value.”

She says that the woman had long black hair, was wearing a long skirt and had several gold teeth.

You can call Kirkintilloch Police on 0141 532 4400 with any information.