Police officers are appealing for witnesses following a distraction burglary in Llewelyn Walk, Corby.
The incident happened on Saturday, May 18, between 11.30am and midday, when a man knocked on a door in the area and asked for a glass of water.
He then stole a purse from inside the house before making off.
The suspect is described as a white man, in his late 20s and slim with dark scruffy hair.
He was wearing a black top with a grey fleece over the top.
Anyone with information about this incident should call Northamptonshire Police on 101.
Information can also be shared anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.