CHESHIRE Police have released e-fit images of two Irish men they want to speak to after a “vulnerable” pensioner's savings were stolen.
The pair allegedly visited the woman’s home on Meredith Street in Crewe sometime between midday and 1pm on Thursday, September 7 this year.
The men said the woman's gutters needed cleaning and offered to complete the work for a small fee.
The victim agreed and the men entered her house.
One of the men asked for hot water and chatted to the victim in her kitchen while the second entered her living room and stole almost £500 from her savings box.
Both of the suspects are described as white, with Irish accents and approximately 30 to 35-years-old.
The first man was of stocky build and the second man was slim build. They both travelled to the address in a white van.
Cheshire Police are now urging anyone with information about the robbery to make contact with them.
PC Vicki Greenhoff said: “The suspects in this case targeted this victim due her vulnerability and she has been left extremely upset by the incident.
"The offenders betrayed the victims trust by going into her home and stealing a large amount of money, which will have a big impact on her.
“After working closely with the victim we have now produced e-fits of men we would like to speak to in relation to the incident – I would ask anyone who recognises the men to contact the team here at Crewe.
“I’d also like to take this opportunity to remind everyone to remain vigilant of anyone who comes to your door offering to carry out work, and I urge people to report any suspicious activity to us on 101.”
Anyone who recognises either of the men, or has other information about the incident, should contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 567 of September 12.
Alternatively information can be reported anonymously, via Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.