A PENSIONER couple have been "absolutely traumatised" after a conman attacked and robbed them in their own home.

The cruel thug, dressed in a hi-vis vest, came to the couple's door yesterday morning and claimed to be from the water board.

He forced his way in to the house on Woodvale Avenue, Bearsden, around 10.50am and attacked the 71-year-old woman and 76-year-old man.

Two other men joined him and they proceeded to rob the couple, making off with a four-figure sum of money in a car parked nearby.

Police have now appealed for witnesses or anyone with information to get in touch, and say the pensioners have been left traumatised by the incident.

So far witnesses have come forward and reported that the men were all seen wearing orange protective builder's gloves.

All three men are described as white, with the first and second thought to be in their mid to late 20s.

The first man had a medium build, and was wearing a hi-vis long-sleeved jacket,.

The second man was of slim build, with ginger hair and was wearing a grey hoodie and black trousers.

The third was of skinny build, with short dark hair and was wearing dark clothes.

Detective Constable Gordon Walker from the Community Investigation Unit based at Govan said:

“This was an utterly despicable crime and the elderly couple have been left absolutely traumatised by what happened.

“Extensive enquiries are underway to trace these cowardly criminals, with officers currently examining CCTV and speaking to local residents.

“From witness accounts so far, we have established that the suspects left the scene in a silver hatchback vehicle.

"I would appeal to anyone who may have seen this vehicle occupied by men matching these descriptions in the area around the time of the incident to please get in touch.

“Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Community Investigation Unit based at Govan via 101 and quote incident number 1070 of Tuesday 12th September 2017.

"Alternatively you can call CRIMESTOPPERS on 0800 555 111 where details can be given in confidence.”