A man pretending to be a police officer knocked on a house in Aldsworth Avenue, Goring around 5.30 pm on Friday (January 10th). He told the elderly woman occupant that he was an officer and he needed to check the house. While in the address the man stole her handbag.
The police are appealing for witnesses.
Detective Constable Max Lippert said: “The man is described as a white, between 35 and 40, and of stocky build. He was wearing a dark blue or green anorak, dark trousers and dark trainers.
“Any witness or anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting serial 1116 of January10th. Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”