Published on: 09 Jan 2018 16:06

Written by: Maryhill Housing

Police Scotland has contacted us to advise that there is a Bogus Caller operating within the Maryhill area who seems to be targeting elderly residents.

Two elderly female residents have been approached at their front door just after midnight where a young female claimed to be from a personal alarm company checking on their alarm systems.  On these occasions the female did not gain entry to any property. 

Another resident answered her door around midnight to a female who requested a glass of water and gained entry to a flat where she stole a handbag.

This is particularly frightening for elderly residents and unfortunately we do not have a clear description of the people involved.

There are useful tips on how to deal with bogus callers on Police Scotland website
http://www.scotland.police.uk/keep-safe/personal-safety/doorstep-crime-and-bogus-callers

•    Please be vigilant and careful.
•    Think twice before answering your door particularly late at night.
•    Look out for your elderly neighbours by making sure they are safe.
•     If you see anything suspicious please contact Police Scotland on 101