A burglar dressed as a postman stole a bank card from a home in Bletchley on Wednesday morning.
The incident saw a man knocked on the front door of the victim’s house at 11.15am, shortly after post had been delivered.
Wearing what appeared to be a red florescent Royal Mail jacket and light blue jeans, he asked to view the post, saying he believed he had delivered it to the wrong address.
The victim checked the post and said it had been correctly delivered, but the man returned a few minutes later, knocked on the door again, and said he believed the post had been tampered with and wished to review the letters.
When the victim took out the new bank card to show the man what had been delivered, the offender stepped into the hallway, snatched the debit card from the victim’s hand, and ran away.
The offender is described as black, slim, 5ft 7ins tall, and in his early twenties.
Police believe a dark coloured Vauxhall Omega or Vectra, which was parked in the lay-by opposite, may be linked to the offence.
Det Con Samantha Reynolds, of Milton Keynes police station, said: ”We would also like to make people aware, particularly elderly residents, of this type of offence and remind them not to answer the door to anyone if no appointment has been made or if they have any doubts as to who is at the door.
“Even if you are expecting someone from a company, always ask for identification. Do not rely on a uniform alone.”
Anyone with information about this incident should contact Det Con Reynolds via the 24-hour enquiry line 101.
Alternatively call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.