Police hunt ‘despicable’ conman

The man is expected to appear at Hamilton Sheriff Court today. Picture: Contributed

The man is expected to appear at Hamilton Sheriff Court today. Picture: Contributed

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Police Scotland is urging householders to be on their guard after a recent spate of thefts in the Broughty Ferry area of Dundee where elderly victims have been a target.

A man is understood to have gained the confidence of victims by befriending them. The female victims, aged 87 and 69, have then allowed him into their homes, where it understood he has stolen a three figure sum of cash from both women.

The man is described as aged mid thirties, five feet two inches tall and of stocky appearance.

Officers are appealing for anyone to come forward who may think that they have been a victim of this type of crime.

This is a despicable crime targeting elderly people in their own homes and we would urge anyone with any information that may be useful to contact Tayside Division on 101 or any police officer. Alternatively information can be passed anonymously via the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Police Scotland, Tayside Division is appealing for information after a handbag was stolen from an address in Aboyne Avenue in Dundee.

The break-in happened sometime between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Wednesday, November 12.

The black handbag contained a three figure sum of cash and a quantity of prescription medication. The medication was Quetiapine and Depakote.

In appealing for information to assist enquiries Tayside Division would also warn of the dangers of consuming medication that belongs to another person. Clearly any medication can be dangerous if taken by someone other than the person it is prescribed to and if taken in unprescribed quantities.

Anyone who has any information that could lead to the recovery of the medication is or now where the stolen handbag should contact Tayside Division on 101. Alternatively information can be passed anonymously via the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.