A pensioner was duped into letting a man claiming to be from the waterboard into his home.
An 89-year-old had a vanity case of jewellery stolen after the man told him he needed to turn off his water supply because his property was at risk of flooding.
It is believed he was in the house for around 10 minutes before the offender lef of the home in Rangers Croft, Great Holm, through the front door at around 5.45pm yesterday.
The victim then realised the jewellery case had been stolen. He is unable to provide full details of items stolen at this time.
The offender is white, 5ft 7ins, of a large build, aged 40 to 50-years-old, with reddish-coloured skin and dark brown receding hair. He was wearing dark blue overalls and spoke with a local accent.
The victim was not injured during the incident.
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