Pensioner robbed of purse in her home

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An elderly woman had her purse stolen by a cruel conman who posed as a tenant to get into her home.

The man pretended to be living in the block of flats at Petershill Road in Springburn.

He told the 78-year-old woman there were problems with a water leak and looked around the house before making off with the purse.

It emerged from police enquiries that the suspect had also tried to get into another flat in the building.

The theft took place on Monday, April 1, at around 4pm.

The suspect is described as being aged between 30 and 35 years of age, between 5ft 2ins and 5ft 5ins, of thin build with dark brown hair. He is also described as having sallow skin and a Scottish accent.

The man was wearing a slim fitting, light-coloured jacket.

Constable Jamie Campbell, from Baird Street police office, said: “This is a terrible crime. I would like to remind residents to ask for proper identification before allowing anyone into their home. If you are at all suspicious contact the police immediately.”

“Keep the door locked and utilise things such as the spy hole to check who is calling.”

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Baird Street police office on 0141 532 4400.

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