Heartless distraction burglars have stolen from a woman in her nineties in Essex.
Two men called at the home of the victim in the village of Woodford Bridge last Thursday claiming there was a leak in her kitchen.
While in the house, they took a three figure sum of money from a purse and wallet.
One suspect was described as white, aged in his 30s and of average build. He had short dark hair, dark eyebrows and wore black clothes.
The second was described as white, aged in his 20s, and of average build. He had short blond or light brown hair and wore a white shirt.
Detectives are appealing for anyone who saw two men acting suspiciously in the area at the time to contact Loughton CID on 101.
Alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org
Police would like to remind members of the public to be aware that while most people who call at their home will have a genuine reason for doing so, they can take a few simple precautions to protect themselves and their homes.
Help protect yourself from bogus callers by following police advice.