A 92-year-old woman had two handbags stolen by burglars who conned their way into her home by pretending to be from the water board.
The distraction burglary happened yesterday in The Headlands, Northampton.
A police spokesman said: “The incident happened between 4.30pm and 5pm. Two men called at the home of a 92-year-old woman and told her there was a problem with the water supply.
“Once inside the house, one man kept the victim talking while the other stole two handbags containing cards and a small amount of cash.
“The offenders then left the property, got into a black Seat Leon and drove off towards Wellingborough Road.”
One of the men is white, in his 20s, clean shaven, around 5ft 7in and of slim build. He wore a dark baseball cap with a yellow emblem on it.
Officers are keen to speak with anyone who may have noticed a vehicle or two men acting suspiciously in the area.