Pensioner hit by cruel conman

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POLICE are warning residents to be on their guard after a pensioner became the victim of a bogus caller.

The 85-year-old man, from Stepps, was conned out of a three-figure sum of cash after a caller offered to carry out work at his home earlier this month.

The caller, who took the money without carrying out the work, is around 35-years-old, 5ft 8ins and of medium build. He had cropped hair, a Scottish accent and may have been driving a van.

The incident took place at around 11am on Monday, August 1.

Anyone with information should contact Cumbernauld Police on 01236 503 900 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.