Police are reminding vulnerable residents not to answer the door to unexpected callers following a distraction burglary at an address in Nantwich.
At approximately 3.20pm on Friday 22 February 2013 two men attended an address in the South Crofts area claiming to be from the waterboard and took cash after tricking their way into the pensioner′s home.
The woman, who is in her 80s, was not injured but was left shaken by the incident.
The two men are described as wearing dark clothing. One of the men had close cropped hair.
DS Andy McGillan said: "I cannot stress enough the importance of people not letting anyone into their home who calls unexpectedly and if you have a chain, always use it.
"It′s also vitally important that people realise that the waterboard does not exist.
"If you do answer the door, make sure you have the door on the chain and ask for identification.
"If they provide it, close the door and check their identity is bona fide by calling the phone number they have provided.
"But most importantly, if you have any doubts about them being genuine, don′t let them in and ask them to come back later when you are not alone."
Anyone with information should contact Crewe CID on 101 quoting incident number 524 of 22 February 2013.
Alternatively information can be given anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.