Police investigating reports of ‘Princes Trust’ bogus caller

The police are urging people to be vigilant after reports of a bogus caller
The police are urging people to be vigilant after reports of a bogus caller

The police are warning people to be vigilant after reports of a bogus caller.

They received a report of a young man, about 17 years old and well spoken, who was going round some of the houses in Westbourne Crescent, Bearsden, last week saying he was collecting on behalf of the ‘The Princes Trust’.

One resident posted a warning on a local social media page.

He said: “My neighbour had a lucky escape last week. He brought him to the back door of his house, then told him he would need to go upstairs for his wallet.

“He came back down and gave the young man £10 and signed his clipboard.

“However a few days later he found two of his wives handbags hidden behind his bins, thankfully there had been nothing in them.

“The bogus caller obviously nipped into his house while he was upstairs, then stashed the bags behind the bins once he realised they were both empty. Be very wary of anyone collecting for The Princes Trust who is collecting cash.”

Community safety officer Charlene Miller said; “Our enquiries are ongoing into this incident.

“We’d like to remind people to ask to see ID if anyone comes to collect money at your door.

“Never walk away and leave your door open as this gives them an opportunity to come into your house and possibly steal items.”