Police appealing for information after a bogus caller steals from a 90 year old woman in her home
DOORSTEP CRIME - IRVINE Police are appealing for information after a 90 year old was the victim of a bogus caller incident in Irvine.
About 1pm on Saturday 24/08/2019 the victim was within her home address on Frew Terrace when a man attended at her door and convinced the householder to allow him entry. At this time a purse containing a quantity of cash was stolen. PC Johnson, Preventions & Interventions Officer for North Ayrshire said: “This man targeted an elderly vulnerable woman who was alone within her home. It was a horrendous experience for the householder however luckily she was physically unharmed in the incident." "It is possible that the man may have attended at other nearby addresses on the same day. If someone attended at your door recently that you were unsure of, or if an elderly relative has informed you of a similar incident please contact us.”
The male is described as white, late 40s with a beard, he was wearing a blue t-shirt & blue shorts. We would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone of the following safety advice: • Be on guard if someone turns up unexpectedly. • Keep front and back doors locked. • If you’re not sure, don’t answer the door. • Always ask for and examine identification badges • Never let people try to persuade you to let them into your home even if they are asking for help – they may not be genuine. • Don’t keep large amounts of money in your home. • Remember, it’s your home. There’s no reason why anyone should ever enter your home against your wishes. • If you’re not sure, don’t answer the door. Police request that anyone who may have seen this man, or has any information to please contact 101 quoting incident number: 3415 of the 24th of August. Further information can be found at: http://ow.ly/4MG250vJoqf