We are appealing for information after bogus workmen targeted a house in Lathom.

It happened at around 10.30am on Friday 28 August when two men approached an address on Briars Brook and enquired with the victims, an 83 year old woman and her 50 year old son, about cleaning their gutters.

One of the men was then invited into the front living room while the second man searched the property and stole around £150 in cash before both men left the address and made off in a silver or blue saloon car.

The first man is described as white, aged in his early to mid-thirties, of a slender build, approximately 6ft tall and was wearing a dark baseball cap with no logo, a black long sleeved top, mid blue jeans that were tight around the ankles and bright red trainers.

The second man was described as white, also aged in his early to mid-thirties, of a stocky build, approximately 5ft 5in tall and was clean shaven with short cropped brown hair. He is believed to have been wearing a long sleeved denim shirt.

PC 3357 Andrew Simpson of Skelmersdale Police said: “These men have approached the victims’ property under the guise of carrying out maintenance work before entering their house and stealing from them.

“I am appealing to anyone who may have seen these two men in the area and might have any information that could assist with our enquiries to get in touch. If anyone has been approached in a similar way then please do contact us.

“This incident also serves as a timely reminder to residents to remain vigilant at all times. If you have any suspicions about anyone knocking on your door claiming to be workmen, our advice would be to call us and not to allow them into your home.”

Anyone with information can call police on 101 quoting log 417 of 28th August.

Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org.


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