distraction burglars who targeted an 89-year-old man at his home in Old Cantley are being hunted by police.
A man visited the property on Nutwell Lane, asking if there was any gardening or maintenance work that needed doing.
The OAP said there wasn’t and the man left - but the pensioner soon realised some cash had been stolen from his house.
The culprit was tanned, aged about 20, 5ft 10ins tall and of a medium build. He had dark, medium length hair and was wearing a light coloured T-shirt and dark trousers.
PC Lisa Kelly said: “We would like to speak to the man who attended the property as we believe he may be able to assist with the investigation.”
Anybody with information about the theft, between 4pm and 5.15pm on June 15, should call police on 0114 220 2020.