Police are appealing for information after a pensioner was targeted in a distraction burglary.

A man knocked on the door of the victim in Cazenove Road, Walthamstow last month, claiming that he needed to check her water.

As he spoke with her a second person came into the home and stole cash, during the incident on February 26.

The man told the elderly woman that he was working on her neighbour’s home

He is described as a white male, of stocky build, aged in his 40's.  He has dark short hair, speaks with an Irish accent and has a ‘full face’. He wore a sleeveless high visibility jacket, navy blue trousers and gardening gloves. 

Police are reminding residents remain vigilant and not allow people into their home without a prior appointment. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Constable Vicki Cullen, from Waltham Forest CID on 0208 721 5019 quoting reference 4901982/14 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.