Police are appealing for information after two women attempted to enter the homes of three pensioners across Clydebank and Helensburgh.

A 73-year-old woman was within her home on Marmion Avenue, Helensburgh, at around 2pm on Thursday when one of the women entered.

She spoke to the pensioner in a foreign language while a second woman was seen outside the property.

The next day at around 12.30pm, two women tried to enter a 69-year-old man's home at a sheltered housing complex on Second Avenue in Clydebank.

They were quickly stopped by staff.

That same day at around 1.25pm, two women followed a 95-year-old woman off a bus, and tried to enter her home on East Thomson Street in Clydebank.

Police are treating the incidents as linked after descriptions given of the suspects on all three occasions were seen to be similar.

The first suspect is described as around 5ft 5 of slim build with dark coloured hair and possibly Eastern European.

On Friday, she was described to be wearing a yellow jacket and a grey top and was carrying a yellow coloured bag.

The second suspect is described as being around 5ft4ins of slim build with dark hair and also of Eastern European appearance. She was wearing a yellow and black checked shirt on Friday.

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Sergeant Brian Simpson, Dumbarton Police Office, said: “These incident have all happened across two days and we believe they are linked.

“We are appealing to try and trace these two women and would appeal for anyone who may have seen them in either Clydebank or Helensburgh, or is aware of any further incidents, to get in touch with us.

“We would like to remind the public to always close and lock your door, and that if anyone comes to your door, always ask for identification before allowing anyone access to your home. If in any doubt at all, contact the police.”

Anyone with any information should contact Police via 101, quoting incident number 2009 of Friday, August 23.

Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be given in confidence.