Scam workies alert

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POLICE are urging members of the public to be alert to a bogus caller operating in Cumbernauld.

On Tuesday, May 3, a male attended the house of an 86-year-old female in Fleming Road, Cumbernauld. The man obtained a three figure sum of money after pretending to have carried out work which he hadn’t done.

The male was described as having a Glasgow accent and was wearing a dark t-shirt and dark trousers.

In a similar incident between 2pm and 2.30pm on Wednesday, May 4, a male attended at the address of a 65-year-old female in Clouden Road and entered into a conversation regarding carrying out work on the property.

The male then distracted the occupier before unsuccessfully attempting to steal from her.

Cumbernauld Police are appealing to residents to be vigilant and to anyone who may have information relating to any of the above incidents to contact them on 01236 503900 or Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555 111.