Police have released images of the woman after the appalling theft which took place on Wednesday 14th January, on Cinderhill Road.
Not content with conning one old woman out of cash, she then tried her luck at another property on Drysdale Close, asking to use the phone. Without permission, she followed the elderly female victim into her house, but was told to go and left empty-handed.
The suspect is described as white, aged between 25 and 40, of slim build, 5’ 3” tall, wearing a thigh-length dark, puffa jacket, white bobble hat with ear flaps and black boots with a heel.
She was carrying a large, black handbag. She spoke with a local accent.
Police want information about the woman and anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting 280 of 21 Jan 2015 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.