Tayside and Central Scotland

Warning after homeowner conned by bogus workmen

A Perth homeowner handed over a "substantial" amount of money to bogus workmen, police have warned.

Two men made a cold call visit to the house in Oakbank before fraudulently claiming thousands of pounds worth of roof repairs were needed.

A third man then attended and was given the money, before all three men left without carrying out any work and failing to return.

The incident took place at about 14:00 on 17 November.

One of the suspects was 25 to 35 years old, about 5ft 8 in tall, with ginger brown facial hair.

He wore a brown beanie hat, brown jacket and dark jeans.

The second man was 30 to 35 years old, about 5ft 10 in tall, and wore a black wool jersey, black trousers and trainers.

The third man wore black clothing and a grey baseball cap.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: "The people responsible for this type of crime are very well-practised in their approach.

"The more information the police receive about suspicious activity, the more this will assist officers in identifying and arresting those responsible."

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