A BOGUS caller claimed he had done work on the house of a 95-year-old woman.
The man entered the house in Armthorpe and requested payment for the work which had not been carried out.
He left empty-handed but police have now issued an appeal for information.
The incident took place on December 6 at about 1pm.
The man is described as late 40s, stocky build and was wearing dark clothing, dark rimmed glasses and was carrying some sort of papers.
If anyone may have seen this man or has any information to help officers identify him, they are urged to contact police on 101 quoting incident number 435 of 6 December 2012 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.