Tayside and Central Scotland

Thieves target 76-year-old woman in her Balado home

Police are investigating after a pair of thieves targeted a 76-year-old woman in her home in Perthshire.

The elderly woman was left shaken after the men entered her home in Balado, Kinross, at about 13:30 on Wednesday and made off with personal belongings.

One suspect was about 18, with a tanned complexion and wearing a grey or blue jersey. The other was in his 20s, with brown eyes, short brown hair and a goatee beard, wearing a blue hoodie.

Officers have appealed for information.

Det Insp Wayne Morrison said: "This is a despicable crime targeting an elderly person in their home and inquiries are ongoing to trace the individuals responsible for this crime.

"We would urge anyone who may have seen these man before or after the incident in the area to contact Police Scotland."

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