Lanark NIB

An elderly couple were approached at their home in Lanark by a man offering to clean their gutters

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We’ve been made aware that an elderly couple were approached at their home in Lanark yesterday by a man offering to clean their gutters.

The man gained access through a secure entry but was not given access by the couple he approached. He claimed that the council were no longer cleaning gutters, but he could do it for them.

Initially, he was not willing to take no for an answer when speaking to the elderly lady. The woman’s husband then came to the door and advised the man that the council take care of the gutters and told him to leave, which he did.

The man had a rucksack but did not appear to have equipment for clearing gutters.

If you or someone you know has engaged with the cold caller and want advice, contact us at [email protected] or on 0303 123 1015.

If you see any suspicious activity or are approached at your home and feel unsafe, contact Police on 101. If threatened, dial 999.