Man charged after elderly couple with Alzheimer’s 'robbed at home'

Police warned residents of 'rogue trader' incidents after the alleged robbery.

Man charged after elderly Edinburgh couple with Alzheimer’s ‘robbed at home’ Getty Images

A man has been charged in connection with the robbery of an elderly couple who both suffer with Alzheimer’s in Edinburgh.

The man allegedly pretended to be an electrician to trick his way into their home.

He has since been charged in connection with a robbery.

He was due to appear in court on Wednesday, March 20.

Constable Cruickshank of the West End police station said: “This is a deeply upsetting incident which has left the victims shaken.

“The male has preyed upon their vulnerability and has taken advantage of their trusting nature.

“Rogue trader incidents such as these have a lasting effect on those involved.

“I would urge the public to visit the following link and familiarise themselves with signs of a rogue traders and ways to safeguard against them.”

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