A CONMAN posed as a detective in an attempt to burgle the home of an 84-year-old woman.
The man targeted a property in Thorpe Hesley at around 3pm on Friday, May 5.
He said someone had been trying to get into her home and that he was a detective and was there to help.
But when challenged to produce formal identification, the man and an accomplice fled.
One of the men was described as white, around 5ft 2ins tall, in his early 30s, of medium build with dark hair, which was swept back. He was clean shaven and wearing a navy blue top and dark trousers. He spoke with a local accent.
The second man was around 5ft 5ins tall, of medium build, aged 30 to 35 years old with black hair. He was wearing a navy-coloured fleece.
Detectives are also investigating a second incident at a house in Kimberworth at around 1.55pm on Saturday.
Two men, one who was described as white, around 6ft tall and was wearing a grey suit, and the second who was described as white, around 5ft 5ins and wearing a black suit, were sent away from the property after a a 36-year-old woman opened her door and asked for identification.
Police believe the men drove away in a silver car.
Anyone with information or CCTV images of the men is asked to call 101, quoting incident number 592 of May 5.