AN elderly New Mills woman was the victim of a distraction burglary at 11am on Monday.
She was approached by a man who was in his late 20s, about five feet ten inches tall, with short dark hair, wearing a black t-shirt and black trousers.
He pointed out some loose tiles and offered to repair the roof. He asked for a small amount of cash with which to buy roofing felt and while the woman went to get it he went into the lounge and stole her handbag and purse.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 0345 123 33 33.