ANOTHER Clydebank pensioner has been targeted by a bogus caller, who made off with a four-figure sum.

Detectives in the town are appealing for witnesses who saw the incident on Tuesday and a suspect in high-visibility gear.

Around 12.45pm on February 5, a man went to the home of a 67-year-old man in Whin Street, Kilbowie. The man was able to gain access to the property on the pretence of carrying out gardening work.

Once he was inside, he stole a four-figure sum of money before making off in an unknown direction, said police.

Officers described the male suspect as white, in his 30s or 40s, around 5 ft. 9 in height, with a stocky build, brown hair and a full beard.

Last week an 89-year-old woman was returning to her flat in Milton Mains Court on January 31 and noticed a man carrying a clipboard, who she assumed was a workman, entering the common close behind her.

He gained entry and distracted her while home and another individual ransacked her bedroom before stealing a four-figure sum of money from her purse.

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At the time of the incident the man was wearing an orange high-visibility jacket and high-visibility trousers.

Detective Inspector Ogilvie Ross, from Clydebank CID, said: “This sickening individual has preyed on a vulnerable man.

"This crime was reported to us on Tuesday but I believe the suspect may have been in the Clydebank area over the past week, knocking on doors, offering gardening services such as cutting hedges.

"There may be other people in the Clydebank area who have been approached by this man or who may have seen him and I would appeal to them to come forward to police.

“If you have had someone at your door recently that you were unsure of, or if a relative has informed you of an incident, we would like to hear from you.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Clydebank CID on 101, quoting incident number 1542 of February 5.

Police also reminded residents, particularly those who are older or more vulnerable, to always ask for identification if someone goes to their door.

They also advised to close and lock the door while you contact the company to check the person is genuine before allowing them access.

If in doubt, contact the police. And always use a door chain to block entry until you are satisfied with their identity.