Bogus caller steals cash from OAP’s home

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Police in Glenrothes are warning residents to be vigilant after a bogus caller incident in the Kinglassie area.

It happened on Saturday when a three-figure sum of cash was stolen from a property in Pitlochie Terrace after the caller distracted the elderly occupant.

Police want to speak to anyone who was in the area on Saturday morning and may have information that could assist the investigation, and are urging people to make sure only genuine callers are allowed into their homes.

Community Inspector Joanne McEwan said: “I would like to reassure people in Kinglassie that we are following a number of positive lines of enquiry in relation to this incident. However, it remains extremely important that people are aware and know how to act when presented with a possible bogus caller.

“Bogus callers will employ a range of tactics or guises to get into people’s homes to steal cash or valuables. My advice is never to let unsolicited callers into your home unless you are certain they are genuine. If you have any doubts keep them outside and contact police immediately.”

Advice and information to help guard against bogus callers and doorstep crime can be found on the Police Scotland website at Police Scotland