Con man stole hundreds of pounds from Mansfield pensioner

Police stock pix.Picture Richard Ponter 134127a
Police stock pix.Picture Richard Ponter 134127a

Police are hunting a sneak thief who conned an elderly woman out of hundreds of pounds.

The con artist approached the house on Leyton Burrows, off Leyton Avenue, at around 5.45pm on 11th December and convinced the pensioner that he was a housing officer.

He said he was there to fit a safe and the victim where she kept her money.

He took off with more than £280 in cash.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or ring Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.