Pensioner slams door on roof raiders

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TWO rogue roofers who targeted an elderly woman bit off more than they could chew.

The men approached the 78-year-old woman’s home, in Merkland Drive, Kirkintilloch, at lunchtime on Monday, February 20.

They offered to replace a number of non-existant loose tiles and demanded money, but the householder chased them away.

The first man was described as being around 5ft4ins tall, about 30-years-of-age, white with a medium build.

He was wearing a black waterproof jacket, blue denims, trainers and had a Scottish or Irish accent.

The second man was white, aged 20-25, around 5ft10ins tall, and was wearing a grey hoodie and grey tracksuit bottoms.

Police have warned residents to be vigilant and, if in doubt, to give them a call them on 0141 532 4464.

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