An elderly woman had her purse stolen after she was tricked into letting a man and a young girl into her home.
The man, who was in his early 20s, was with a girl aged between four and five when he knocked on the door of a house in Windermere Road, Kettering, sometime between 12.30pm and 1.30pm on Monday, May 25.
He told the woman in her 80s who answered the door that he was collecting for a cancer charity then followed her into the house as she went to collect her purse.
The little girl, who went into the property with him, went into a spare bedroom to look at a collection of dolls.
While the woman looked to see what the child was doing, her purse was stolen from the kitchen.
The man and the girl then left and did not visit any other properties in the street.
He had medium length hair and wore casual clothing.
The girl was four or five-years-old, with long strawberry blonde hair.
Witnesses, or anyone who knows anything about this incident, can call Northamptonshire Police on 101.
Alternatively, they can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or use the anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.