Pensioner robbed of Christmas money in her own home

PICTURE FOR FEATURE ON BOGUS CALLERS TO ELDERLY PEOPLES HOMES.
PICTURE FOR FEATURE ON BOGUS CALLERS TO ELDERLY PEOPLES HOMES.

A 90-year-old woman had £200 stolen that she was going to spend on Christmas presents.

A cruel conman tricked his way into the home of the gran by pretending he was from an electricity company.

He asked the victim if he could check the sockets.

It was only after he had gone that the pensioner realised that the money and bank cards were missing from her purse.

The man targeted the home in Broomknowes Road, Balornock, on Tuesday, December 11, at around 5.20pm.

Police want to catch the crook as soon as possible.

Constable Jamie Campbell, of Baird Street Police Office, said: “This is a despicable crime to prey on a vulnerable member of the public at this time of year.

“We would encourage anyone with information to come forward. We would also ask members of the public who have elderly neighbours or relatives to be vigilant and report anything suspicious.”

The suspect is described as aged between 25-35-years-old, with brown hair and is around 5ft 6ins tall. He was wearing a black padded or leather jacket and dark trousers.

You can contact Baird Street Police Office on 0141 532 4400. Police are urging motorists not to leave Christmas presents in cars following recent break-ins.

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