Blind woman and husband robbed at home

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TWO vulnerable pensioners have been robbed in their own home.

A 76-year-old blind woman and her 86-year-old husband were targeted in a “disgraceful” crime.

The couple were at home in Acredyke Road at around 2.30pm when a man arrived at the door claiming to be from the water board.

The man entered the house and began ‘checking’ their water, but at that point the elderly resident spotted two other men in his house and chased them out.

Sadly it was found that £170 had already been stolen from a drawer.

The suspects are described as three white men with local accents – two are tall and slim built and the third is of stocky build. All three made off towards Auchinairn Road, Balornock, after the crime on Monday, September 19.

Police community safety officer Gerry Keenan advises residents: “If you are suspicious or unsure of the intentions of any person at your door, don’t let them inside.

“If a caller at your door is genuine they will wait outside whilst you make enquiries to confirm their identity. Don’t ever call a phone number that a caller provides you with – check via the phone book.

“If you are still concerned contact the police and note as much detail as possible about the person.”

For further information about doorstep crime contact PC Keenan at Baird St. Police Office on 0141 532 4126.

MP for Glasgow North East, William Bain, said: “This is a disgraceful theft committed against two vulnerable elderly people. I hope that if anyone knows the perpetrators they will report them to the police to protect others from any repeat of this crime. Scottish Water have a good policy to help customers detect bogus callers.”

You can also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.