Bogus workman incident in Kilbirnie, North Ayrshire
Officers in North Ayrshire are urging residents to be on their guard against bogus workmen who arrive unannounced at their door.
Sometime between 6.05pm and 6.20pm on Tuesday, 8 June, 2021 a man turned up at the home of a 49-year-old woman in Kilbirnie claiming he was there to service the central heating.
Detective Constable James Wales of Saltcoats Police Station said :
“The man attempted to force his way into the house but was prevented by the victim, which left her shaken but unhurt by the incident.
“We are keen to trace a man who is described as being around the age of 55, of heavy build with jet black “bowl cut” style hair with a line shaved into left side. He had a black moustache and goatee beard and was wearing a navy blue fleece jumper, navy blue combat trousers with white paint on left leg and black work boots. He has a local accent.
“If anyone knows anyone matching the description or who saw a small white van with roof bars upon it in the area, please contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting 2716 of 8 June, 2021.“