Bogus workmen pair target elderly woman in Parkhead home, Glasgow
Officers are warning the public to be vigilant following a bogus workmen incident in Glasgow.
Around 5pm on Wednesday, 12 May, 2021, a 91-year-old woman was within her home in Edinburgh Road, near to Todd St within the Parkhead area, when she answered her door to a man wearing a hi-visibility waistcoat on. The man claimed he had been carrying out work in the close and required access to her flat.
The man followed the lady into her flat and distracted her, while another man entered her flat and stole a three-figure sum of money. Both men then ran off.
The lady was not injured but she has been left badly upset by the incident.
The first man is white, in his fifties, wearing dark coloured clothing and a Hi-Viz waistcoat. The second man is black, in his twenties and wearing all black clothing.
Officers will be gathering CCTV footage from the surrounding area and reviewing it for any additional information it can provide on the two men.
Detective Constable Joe Gear said: “I would ask members of the public to be on their guard, clearly these two men are trying to dupe householders into believing they are legitimate workmen. Their aim is to con money out of vulnerable people in their own homes. If anyone saw these two men or noticed them hanging around the area, I would urge them to contact us. Any small piece of information could be vital in helping us trace these vile men.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Police Scotland via 101, quoting incident number 2770 of 12 May, 2021. Alternatively, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be given anonymously.