Man, 40, charged after bogus water engineer assaults pensioners and steals cash in West Lothian

A 40-year-old man has been charged in connection with two bogus workmen incidents in West Lothian.

Friday, 1st November 2019, 3:01 pm
Updated Friday, 1st November 2019, 3:04 pm

Police appealed for witnesses following the incidents in the Whitburn area on October 29th and 30th.

On Tuesday, a man entered a property in Brucefield Drive by posing as a water engineer and assaulted an 88-year-old man and 79-year-old woman before making off with cash.

Police said the the elderly residents were left with minor injuries and were also shaken by what happened.

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A man has been charged in connection with the incidents.

Then on Wednesday, a man entered a property in Ellen Street under the same pretence and made off with cash.

A police statement released this afternoon said: "A 40 year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with these two incidents, and is due before Livingston Sheriff Court on Friday 1 November 2019.

"A full report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.

"Officers would like to thank the local community for coming forward with information regarding this incident."