Hunt on for conmen after house robberies

Police are hunting bogus callers who targetted two elderly women.
Police are hunting bogus callers who targetted two elderly women.
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BOGUS callers are being hunted by police after two elderly women were robbed.

An 84-year-old woman was at home in Bellevue Road on Monday at 10am when two men called and agreed a fee to carry out maintenance. But she later discovered that her purse had been taken.

Then on Tuesday, an 85-year-old woman was at her home in Davidson’s Mains at 3.30pm when a man arrived and offered to carry out gardening work. He asked to come in and took the woman’s handbag.

Detective Inspector Stuart Harkness said: “The elderly occupants have been left very upset after having their belongings stolen from within their house.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101.