A DISTRACTION burglar deceived an elderly couple before taking a handbag containing cash at a house in Pinxton.
A 79-year-old woman and her 83-year-old husband were sat in the living room of their home on Westland Drive at 8pm on Tueday, when they heard someone enter the house through the front door.
The elderly pair confronted a man in the hallway who told them that someone had broken into the couple’s house and that he was there to help.
But the man, described as white with a suntan, wearing a dark jacket, and sporting a moustache and West Country accent, used the rouse to steal a handbag from the house before fleeing.
Police have launched an appeal for witnesses to come forward by contacting the force on 101.