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."