A CONMAN stole almost £400 from an elderly woman after posing as a Water Board official and tricking his way into her Oakmere home.
The thief struck at a house on Abbey Lane at 1pm on Thursday.
A Cheshire Constabulary spokeswoman said: “He left the premises on foot and is described as a white man aged in his early 20s.
“He was wearing jeans and a navy blue sweater and spoke with an Irish accent.
“Fortunately, the victim was unhurt during the incident, but she was left shaken and very upset.”
She added: “Should anyone experience a similar caller at their homes, they are advised to contact police.”