Police are appealing for information after an elderly woman was burgled in Hartlepool.
The incident happened at around 7.45pm on Thursday 23rd November at house in Homer Grove.
The victim, in her late seventies, answered the door to a man who distracted her and then followed her into the property where he stole her handbag, containing her purse and mobile phone.
The suspect is described as white, around 6ft tall, and spoke with a local accent. He was wearing a black woollen hat, a grey jacket and dark bottoms.
Any witnesses or anyone with information are asked to contact Detective Constable Jeff Fleet from Hartlepool Operational Crime Team on the non-emergency number 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.