THOUSANDS of pounds has been stolen from an elderly woman.

Two men attended an address on Fulthorpe Road, in Norton, at around 1.30pm on Tuesday, August 7 under the guise of carrying out work on roof tiles.

The occupant, a 74-year-old woman, agreed to work being carried out on roof tiles for a small fee.

Whilst distracted by one of the men, the second made his way into another room and stole what police are describing as a large amount of cash, understood to be in the thousands.

The two suspects were disturbed and made off from the scene. It is believed that they attended the property in a Mercedes van.

The first suspect is described as a white male, around 6ft tall, of large build, with a full beard, black framed glasses, a well-worn light coloured baseball cap, a black T-shirt, khaki knee-length shorts, work boots, a leather tool belt and he spoke with a scouse accent.

The second suspect is also described as a white male, around 5ft 9” tall, of proportionate build, with slight stubble, ginger hair, wearing a white baseball cap, a white T-shirt, dark blue tracksuit bottoms, white trainers and he spoke with an Irish accent.

Anyone with information regarding the incident or the identity of the two suspects are asked to contact Detective Constable Carl Middleton from Stockton Operational Crime Team on the non-emergency number 101, quoting event number 144620.

Alternatively, information can be passed anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or