A MAN stole a handbag and cash after pretending to be a workman at a Beaconsfield property.

Police said the offender talked his way into the house in Old Lodge Drive, Beaconsfield, on Sunday, May 11.

Whilst inside he gained access to the loft space stating work needed to be completed on the roof.

Whilst the victim was distracted the man stole the blue handbag which contained a small amount of cash.

The offender is described as tall, white, in his twenties with fair or blonde hair, a witness saw him talking with the victim in the back garden and he was wearing a hi-vis top.

Police are now appealing for witnesses.

If you have any information please call police on 101. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.