Bogus caller warning as duo targets home

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A WARNING has been issued after reports of suspicious callers in Merchiston Avenue.

Two men are reported to have called at a property claiming to work for a charity called Done and Dusted and offering to sell goods to the homeowner.

When asked for proof of identity, they claimed they had left it in their van and when they were still unable to provide ID after searching for it, they left the property, pledging to return later with identification which they never did.

The pair claimed to be a door-to-door salesman and trainee on his first day.

The incident has been highlighted by the Merchiston and Polwarth Neighbourhood Watch in the hope of tracing any other residents who had been visited by the men.

Anyone with information should contact police on 0131-311 3131, or Crimestoppers on 0800-555 111.