OAP conned out of four figure sum in Elderslie OAP conned out of four figure sum in Elderslie
Police in Johnstone are appealing for the assistance of the public after an OAP was conned out of money. The victim, who is 83... OAP conned out of four figure sum in Elderslie

Police in Johnstone are appealing for the assistance of the public after an OAP was conned out of money.

The victim, who is 83 years-old was duped out of a four figure sum by four individuals fraudulently posing as representatives of a roofing company.

The suspects gained access to the property on the pretext that they were checking the householders roof for damage and then conned the elderly victim into withdrawing money from his bank account to pay for the fake repairs.

Police Scotland has asked for the public’s help in tracking these criminals down.

The four suspects are described as white males, more detailed information below:

The fist and oldest man is aged 50-55 years, heavy/fat build, fair hair & Scottish accent.

The second man is aged 35-45 years, heavy build, approx 6ft tall. short dark brown hair, Scottish accent, possibly wearing a dark boiler suit or similar.

Third is aged 32-38 years, medium build, approx 6ft tall, Scottish accent, wearing workman’s clothing and dark jumper and the last man is aged 20-25, slim build, black hair in a ponytail, dark rimmed glasses, thin face with sharp featured nose & chin, wearing workman’s clothing – possible jeans.

The suspects also used a small, white hatchback car (possibly Vauxhall) and a white VW Caddy that travelled between Elderslie, Johnstone, Renfrew and Paisley.

The incident occurred between 11.30pm & 1.30pm in Dunvegan Avenue, Elderslie.

If you have any information please contact local police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if you have any information that could help identify and arrest those responsible.