May 082013

Police ScotlandPolice in East Lothian are appealing for information following a bogus caller incident that happened in Musselburgh on Thursday (May 2).

Two men called at an address in Albert Terrace and offered to carry out work on the property.

They received a cheque for a five-figure sum for the work completed, which was later discovered to be sub-standard.

The cheque was subsequently cancelled without any payment being made.

One of the men is described as white, around 30-years-old, 5ft 10ins tall, well-built, with blue eyes, and cropped hair.

The other is described as having a sallow complexion, around 5ft 11ins tall, medium build, with dark brown hair.

Detective Inspector Raymond Brown, from Police Scotland, said:

Luckily the two men did not manage to gain financially from the sub-standard work they carried out on the property, and we are appealing for any information that can help us trace them.

Anyone who recognises their descriptions, or who received a similar approach at their own home last week, should contact police.

At this time we would advise anyone who receives an unsolicited call at their property by anyone offering to carry out maintenance work to refuse, unless they are absolutely certain of their credentials.

Anyone with suspicions over the intentions of any cold caller should notify police immediately, by contacting Police Scotland on 101.