Police in Glenrothes are asking residents to stay alert when dealing with cold callers or individuals claiming to be from utility companies after cash was stolen from an elderly woman.
Over the weekend, residents in the Huntly Drive area were targeted by a man pertaining to be from a utility company. The caller talked his way into the property of an 83 year old lady before subsequently stealing cash. A further attempt was made on a neighbouring household shortly after this, however entry was not gained. Police are following a positive line of inquiry.
Local Community Sergeant Kirk Donnelly said: “It's important when dealing with any caller that you are certain of who they say they are before granting anyone entry to your home. This can be checked through checking valid photographic ID if this is an expected appointment with a company or person. Verification can also be made by telephoning the company to check they have persons operating in the area.
"I would urge anyone who is unsure of the persons identity to just refuse them entry. Any person suspecting the caller to be bogus should contact the Police on 101."
Call 101 for non-emergencies and general policing matters, in an emergency call 999. If you have information about a crime you can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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