Inquiry into bogus workmen theft

Police are appealing for information after prescription drugs were stolen from a house in Prestonpans.
Police are appealing for information after prescription drugs were stolen from a house in Prestonpans.

Police officers are making enquiries after an elderly Monifieth woman was conned by bogus callers demanding money.

At around 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 13, two bogus workmen called at the home of an 83 year old woman in Broomhill Drive, looking for payment for roof repairs which had not been carried out.

As they went indoors, one of the men then went into the bedroom with the victim to inspect the work that was carried out. She then turned round and the man was gone.

On returning to the living room the woman noticed her handbag and purse containing a three figure sum of money were missing.

The suspects are described as being in their late 40’s or early 50’s, wearing dark clothing.

A spokesperson for Tayside Division, Police Scotland said: “This is a despicable crime targeting an elderly person in their own home and we would urge anyone with any information that may be useful should contact Tayside Division on 101 or any police officer.

“Alternatively information can be passed anonymously via the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”