Police Scotland are carrying out enquiries and appealing for information after a bogus caller incident in Houston yesterday.
Two men attended a house in Berl Ave and told a 76-year-old householder they were working on the water supply. Both males entered the house without permission and left the property quickly when family members disturbed them at around 7.30pm to 8pm on Thursday 20th May 2021.
The first male is described as white, aged in his 50s, around 5ft 7” tall, medium build with short, dark-coloured hair. He wore a black facemask.
The second male is described as white, around 30 yrs old, thin build with a very gaunt face and prominent eyes. He was wearing a black snood and black beanie hat.
Both males spoke with a London accent, however, it is not known if their accents were genuine.
Inspector Kane of Renfrewshire Community Police said: “People who target elderly members of the community in their own homes are despicable. It is totally unacceptable to leave people feeling vulnerable in their own home. These two men must be caught.
“It may be that there are other people in the local area who have been approached by these men, who haven’t yet come forward to police. If you have had someone at your door recently that you are unsure of, or if a relative or friend has informed you of an incident, we would like to hear from you.
“These men may not be local to the area, and we are carrying out enquiries to establish more information on them. I would ask people to be vigilant and if they see anyone acting suspiciously, then contact police.
“Anyone with dashcam footage or private CCTV in the area of Berl Avenue from Thursday evening is urged to contact us as it may hold information that will help our investigation.
“Contact Paisley CID on 101 quoting reference 3402 of 20 May. Or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, anonymously, with any information.”