An elderly couple were targeted by callous conmen who claimed to be carrying out roofing repairs.
The 78-year-old man and 75-year-old woman were in their Carron home around 11 a.m. last Wednesday when a man came to the door saying maintenance was needed on their roof.
The agreed to work should be carried out and handed over a four-figure sum of cash.
A group of men entered the property and around 4.30 p.m. they asked for a further three-figure sum to finish off the repairs which again was handed over.
The following day two men turned up requesting more money and when this was refused walked off.
Police were contacted and discovered no work was done or even needed to be carried out on the pensioners’ home.
Officers are now appealing for help to trace those involved.
All the men are described as white, one in his fifties was tall and of medium build. The second was in his thirties, around 5ft 6ins, stocky build and wearing a black jersey.
The third was mid-twenties, average height and build and wearing a green gilet with a dark top underneath. The fourth was in his forties, smaller than the others, slim build, unshaven and wearing ripped jeans.
Inspector John Kellet said: “The elderly couple have lost a large sum of money after agreeing to repair work, which was not required, nor was it undertaken.
“We are keen to hear from anyone who can help identify these men who clearly preyed on two vulnerable members of our community.”
Anyone with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.