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Police warning after bogus caller incident

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Police Scotland is appealing for information following a bogus caller incident that happened in the Macmerry area of East Lothian on Wednesday, February 12.

Around 5pm, two men called at an address of an elderly resident in Whiteloch Road, where they attempted to sell items of clothing and persuaded the occupant to let them into the house.

Once they had left, the occupant discovered that locked areas had been forced open, but nothing was stolen.

The first man is described as white, around 50 years old, overweight, 5ft 7in tall, with a beard or heavy stubble and a local accent. He was wearing a blue jacket, blue trousers, black shoes and carrying a white holdall containing sports and casual clothing.

The second man is described as black, aged about 16 years old, about 5ft 11in tall, slim build, wearing a black hooded jacket, grey trousers, black shoes and with a local accent.

Police Sergeant Derek MacDonald from Police Scotland said: “This was a callous attempt to steal from the elderly victim and anyone who recognises this description or who has received a similar approach at their own home in the last few days, is urged to contact police on 101.

 

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