Two men and a boy, claiming to be workmen, stole hundreds of pounds from an elderly resident’s house.
The incident happened at about 2.30pm on Tuesday, July 17 at the victim’s property in Stewart Avenue. The males had attended in the area in a white van, believed to be a Transit-type flat bed, on the pretence of carrying out some gardening work.
After engaging with the elderly occupier, they gained entry to the property. While unaccompanied within the house one of the suspects stole a three-figure sum of money and cheque book, before leaving the area.
A police spokesperson said: “We would also seek to remind the public to ensure that cold callers are never afforded unaccompanied access to a property and to encourage the public to look out for elderly or vulnerable members of society who may be preyed upon by these despicable individuals.”
The following descriptions of the suspects have been released by police:
Male 1: Aged late teens or early 20s, 5ft 7-8, slim build, short fair blonde hair, long face, dirty teeth and right upper tooth broken, wearing a black top with collar with white numbering on the front and jeans.
Male 2: Aged late teens or early 20s 5ft 7, slim build, short very blonde hair, pale skin and wearing white long sleeve jacket (zipped or buttoned) and white trousers.
Male 3: Age 8 -12 years, fair hair, wearing blue jacket or shirt and blue jeans.
Police are seeking assistance from any member of the public who may have seen anyone matching these descriptions or their vehicle in the Bo'ness area.
To provide information please contact Central Scotland Police on 01786 45600 or crime stoppers on 0800 555111.