Woman tricked by conmen
Three men who tricked their way into a woman's house and stole her handbag and money are being hunted by Bath police.
Officers are using the crime, which happened on Monday afternoon in The Oval, as an opportunity to warn residents to be on their guard against bogus callers.
The distraction burglary at around 2pm saw three men claiming to be from "the water board" who talked their way into the 61-year-old's home. One kept her talking in the hallway while the other two went upstairs and rummaged through her drawers and cupboards. When she threatened to call the police the men left.
The woman later discovered that her handbag and cash were missing from the living room.
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The first man is white and spoke with an Irish accent. He is around 5ft 4ins tall and of stocky build. He has short, mousey hair with a wavy fringe, and was wearing a light brown jumper.
The second man is also white, aged between 18 and 22, slim, around 5ft 7ins tall with short, blond hair and red blotches on his cheek. He was wearing a blue hooded top with white writing on the chest.
The third man is also white, around 5ft 4ins tall and stocky and also aged between 18 and 22. He was wearing a black beanie hat turned up at the front with white writing on the side, and a black hooded top.