Hundreds of pounds have been stolen by a group of men working on a pensioner’s home in Burnham-on-Crouch.
The suspects were carrying out work at the address on Maple Way last Friday – when one of them distracted the homeowner – a woman in her 80s.
Some of the other men then went inside and took the money.
Police say the group have preyed on a vulnerable member of the public – and hope someone will have seen what happened in what’s usually a busy area.
Anyone with information should call 101.