Residents have slammed “despicable” workmen who stole money from an 87-year-old woman in her home.
Police are investigating after two men carried out a “distraction theft” after entering the pensioner’s house on Fintryside, having earlier carried out work to the property.
The pair were said to have been driving a green van with a dog inside.
A spokesman for Police Scotland said: “We are investigating a distraction theft at an address on Fintryside.
“An 87-year-old woman allowed two men into her home and, after being distracted by one of them, later found that money was missing from her living room.
“These men had previously carried out work at the victim’s home and were known to her, so she felt safe in allowing them in.
“Anyone with information who can assist our investigation can call 101. Our reference is CR/27518/18.”
Ronald Ferrie, 52, who saw police on the scene on Saturday, branded the men’s actions “disgusting”.
He said: “There were men carrying out work on the woman’s roof at the weekend.
“They have been at the property before – it’s the same group of people but they are turning up in different vans.
“I saw the police outside the property. They were there for around 45 minutes.
“It’s disgusting that people could do this.”
Kenneth Forbes, 56, who has lived in the area for more than 15 years, said: “This is the first I’ve heard of the incident.
“It is despicable what they have done.
“It’s also a bit of a shock hearing about something like this happening around here.”
Pete Shanks, 39, said there were often workmen in the area offering to carry out jobs.
He added: “I’m disgusted that someone has done something like this on our doorstep.”