Police appeal as bogus caller gets into elderly woman's home

Officers in Fife are appealing for information following a bogus caller incident which saw a man gain access to the home of an elderly woman.

Tuesday, 30th March 2021, 10:40 am
Updated Tuesday, 30th March 2021, 10:51 am
The caller gained access to her home. (Picture posed by models)
The caller gained access to her home. (Picture posed by models)

The incident occurred at around 5.45pm at Walter Hay Court in Rosyth, on Monday, 22 March.

A man was given access to an elderly woman's house after he claimed that he was there to undertake maintenance work on her home.

In a statement, Police Scotland said that the elderly resident was left frightened as a result of the intrusion, and officers have now issued a description of the man in question.

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The male suspect is described as being white, around 40 years old, 5 ft 5 ins tall and of slim build.

He was wearing a light grey tracksuit and a grey coloured face mask.

Sergeant Katie Blackwell, of Dalgety Bay Police Station, said: "Although no items were stolen during the incident, it was a frightening experience for the woman.

"Officers have been conducting enquiries into the incident and we are now appealing to members of the public for information who may have information in connection.

"We are asking for motorists who were in the area around the time of the incident and have a dash-cam to check their footage as they may have captured something which could assist our enquiries."

Anyone with information is asked to call Police Scotland via 101, quoting incident number 3027 of 22 March, 2021. Alternatively, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where you can pass on information anonymously.