Police Scotland are warning people to be extra vigilant following two bogus caller incidents in Elderslie.

Between 5pm and 7pm on Tuesday 21st July 2015, a man visited the home of an 84 year old woman in Hillview Road in Elderslie.

The man asked to use the bathroom and while in the house he entered her bedroom and stole a three-figure sum of money. The man then ran from the house where he joined a second man and both made off in the direction of Lomond Gardens.

Also earlier in the day around 1pm and 2pm, two men approached the home of an 85 year old woman in Meadowside Avenue also in the village pretending to be ‘council’ workers.

One man distracted the lady while the other man entered the house and stole a three-figure sum of money then both men left.

The first suspect is white, around 5 ft 4 inches in height, in his late 20s, with short, fair hair. He was wearing a grey jumper with a cream stripe on it.

The second suspect is also white, around 5 ft 4 inches in height, in his early 20s, wearing a grey jumper with a yellow stripe on it.

Detective Sergeant Craig Riddell said: “These men have no conscience, targeting elderly vulnerable people is a despicable act and it’s imperative we trace the men who have stolen from members of our community. Rest assured we will do all we can to find them and arrest them.

“I would appeal to anyone in the Elderslie area to think about whether they may have seen these two men, or if they know of anyone else in the area, these men may have targeted to get in touch with us.

“If you recognise the description or you have any knowledge or information regarding the crimes of the suspects, please call us.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Officers at Paisley CID on the non-emergency number, 101.

Alternatively, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where you can give your information anonymously.

By Ricky Kelly

Main writer for Renfrewshire News

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