‘Dirty’ bogus caller hunted by officers

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A “DIRTY” man is being hunted by police after a pensioner was attacked and robbed in his home by a suspected bogus caller.

Police say the 83-year-old victim answered the door of his home in Musselburgh at around 1pm on Sunday to a man offering to carry out work.

The suspect forced his way inside before there was a struggle which resulted in the victim being robbed of a three-figure sum of money.

Detectives have appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

The suspect is described as white, late 40s, around 5ft 10ins with messy short brown hair and a dirty-looking complexion. He was wearing a blue rain jacket, light-coloured shirt and dark trousers, which were said to be dark and dirty.

A police spokesman said: “While this appears to have been an attempted bogus workman incident, it has become a robbery within the elderly victim’s home.

“Fortunately, the victim was not injured but was left very shaken and we are eager to speak to anyone who remembers seeing anything 
suspicious.”