A man pretending to be a builder gained entry to the home of an 89-year-old woman and stole cash from her.
The conman chatted with the woman at her home in Barry Road, Abington, and she later discovered all the cash had been stolen from her handbag.
Police think the man may have been hanging around the area before the offence, which happened at about midday on Monday, March 31. He is described as white, aged between 35 and 40, 5ft 5ins and wore a beige baseball cap.
Police would like to speak to anyone who witnessed this crime or saw anybody behaving suspiciously in the area on the date mentioned above.
Witnesses or anyone with information are asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.