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Bogus workmen steal five-figure sum from Ayr home

Police have issued a warning after three bogus workmen stole a five-figure sum of cash from a house in Ayr.

The incident happened in Hayhill at about 15:00 on Friday.

The men told the occupants - a 68-year-old woman and her 58-year-old brother - that they needed access to the premises for their work before going upstairs, police said.

Once the men had left the house, the brother and sister realised the cash was missing.

The three suspects were all white. One of the men had a heavy build, short dark brown hair and an Irish accent. He was wearing a dark jacket.

'Understandably distressed'

The other two were of medium build and had short brown hair. One was wearing a blue jacket and the other a dark jacket.

Police have urged people to ask for identification if anyone calls at their door.

Det Sgt Kevin Gilmour said: "The householders are understandably distressed - these men duped them, rummaged through their home and stole from them.

"Extensive inquires are ongoing to find the men responsible who made off on foot from the house towards Mainholm Road.

"I would urge anyone who saw them in the area, or think they know who they are to contact officers in Ayr via the non emergency number 101."

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