A MAN was robbed of thousands of pounds days before he turned 100.

Police are appealing for help in catching the woman responsible who tricked her way into the man's home by posing as a carer who needed in paying.

The man then handed over cash.

The incident happened in the St Anthony’s Drive area of Moulsham between around 1pm and 3.30pm on Thursday, April 12.

The woman is described as around 30-years-old, of medium build, around 5ft 5ins tall, with dark hair and wearing a coat.

Anyone with information can call DC Joanne Scutchey, on 101, or to call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.