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Hunt launched to find two bogus workmen who targeted 87-year-old in Aberdeen

Thursday November 28th 2019 at 11:31 AM

Police are on the hunt for two bogus workmen who targeted an 87-year-old in Aberden last week.

The scam happened at around 10am on Friday, 22 November, at a house in Craigton Road in the west of the city.

A long grey saloon with two or three ladders strapped to it approached the pensioner and one man from the car told him his roof was in need of repair.

The victim handed over more than £100 before the two suspects drove of without completing any work.

The first man is described as being around 40-years-old of an average build, with short dark hair and a Scottish accent. He was wearing dark clothing.

The second suspect is described as older, bald and a larger build.

Constable Ian Webster, of Whinhill Police Station, said: “We’re appealing to anyone who has seen suspicious behaviour involving the description of the car or suspects to contact us.

“These type of criminals prey upon vulnerable people so as always, we’re asking communities to be vigilant to this type of fraud. Key signs to look out for are random requests to carry out unplanned work where there is an immediate demand for cash. Always ask for identification and don’t be pressurised into making a decision.”

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