A SUSPECTED thief found in an elderly lady's house in Launceston told her he was selling tea towels before quickly leaving the property.
Shortly afterwards, the lady discovered that a large sum of cash had been stolen from her bedroom.
The incident took place in Lynher Way, North Hill at around 2pm yesterday.
A police spokesman said: "The elderly vulnerable female resident was at home when she saw a man in the hallway of her property. When she confronted him, he stated that he was selling tea towels and quickly left.
"The suspect is described as being a white man, medium build, approximately 5ft 8ins in height, clean shaven with short fair hair.
"He was dressed in smart dark clothing and was carrying a small dark bag."
Officers are appealing for anyone who saw a man in the area at the time or anyone who has information as to the identity of the suspect to come forward.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting police reference BL/13/1188 or to call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
You can also report online at www.Crimestoppers-uk.org