Bogus Workman Steals Pensioner's Life Savings

19 March 2017, 12:53

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A bogus workman has robbed an 80 year old woman from Glasgow of her life savings.

He told the pensioner, who lives in the Summerston's Rothes Drive, he'd noticed a leak in her bathroom while working on the roof of her block of flats.

He made off with tens of thousands of pounds at lunchtime on Thursday.

The suspect is described as white, between 40 and 50 years old, 5ft 8in tall and of medium build. He was clean-shaven and was wearing a beige jacket.

DC Gary Boyle, of Maryhill CID, appealed for witnesses, saying: "Although the lady involved may not have been physically injured during incident, she is extremely upset about what happened and very saddened by the fact that someone she thought was there to help her has taken advantage of her and stolen her life savings.

"We do not think the lady was specifically targeted, we believe it was more opportunistic, and so would ask if anyone in the area has, in the last few days, been approached in the same manner by a man fitting the description.

"If you have any information that will assist officers with their enquiries, then please contact Maryhill CID via 101."