Staffordshire Police are appealing for help to identify a man who tricked and forced his way into a Tamworth pensioner’s home.
The elderly woman answered the door at her home in Parkfield Crescent, on December 9 last year, at around 9am.
A man claiming to be a member of the council offered to do some work in her home.
The woman said she could not afford to carry out the work and the individual then forced his way into the house.
He left empty-handed and did not harm the victim, but said he would return when she received her pension.
He left shortly afterwards, driving away in a small white van.
The man is described as white and around 5ft 6ins to 5ft 8ins tall with a muscly physique. He is believed to be in his early 40s and was wearing black clothing.
Detective Constable Kat Middleton, of Staffordshire Police, said: “This was a frightening experience and we’re very keen to hear from members of the public who may know who this man is, or may have witnessed the incident.”
The police urge anyone to come forward if they have any information or recognise the man.
They are advised to call 101 and refer to incident number 339 of December 9 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.