On Thursday 16th August two men visited an elderly man at his home in Uckfield Road, Crowborough, claiming that he needed repairs to the property’s roof and chimney.
They quoted a price for the work but after being advanced a sum of cash for materials they failed to return.
Both were white men, estimated to be in their 30s. One was fair haired and skinny, the other dark haired, 5’10” and of medium build.
They were believed to be travelling in a bright red pick-up truck, possibly a Mitsubishi.
Anyone with information about the incident, the suspects or their vehicle is asked to contact Sussex Police online or phone 101, quoting serial 431 of 17/08.