Trickster cons her way into elderly woman’s home and steals purse

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AN elderly Slitrig Bank resident was tricked by a female burglar last Sunday afternoon who claimed to have been locked out of her home.

A woman calling herself ‘Emma’, described as being in her 20s, with a fair complexion, long blonde hair and wearing a grey top and jeans, conned her way into the elderly lady’s house by asking to wait inside.

But when she left the pensioner noticed her purse had been stolen.

A police spokesperson told the Hawick News this week: “We are appealing for information and wish to warn the public against this type of confidence trick.”