AN elderly lady in Wem was targeted in her home by thieves on Friday.
A quantity of cash was stolen from the victim’s home in Shrubbery Gardens between about 1pm and 1.30pm.
A man claiming to be fitting a washing machine for a neighbour knocked on her door and said that he needed to turn her water off.
She allowed him inside then distracted her while the whole house was searched and cash was stolen.
Police believe the man had an accomplice who he may have let inside.
The man who knocked on the door is described as in his 40s or 50s, well built and wearing a quilted anorak in navy blue and a light blue woollen hat.
Police have renewed warnings for people not to let strangers into their home under any circumstances.
Anyone who witnessed such a person or anyone else acting suspiciously in the area at the time is asked to contact Wem Police on 08457 444888.