A ‘distraction’ burglary has taken place on Maes-y-Coed, Blackwood.
The victim was at home when a man knocked on the door claiming to be from Charter Housing Association.
The man reportedly claimed to be investigating renovations to the bathroom.
After the man had left, the victim realised that money had been stolen.
The incident happened between 11.15am and 11.30am on Tuesday, June 4.
The man is described as white with short dark hair and aged between 30 and 40-years-old.
He was wearing a white shirt, black trousers and a black jacket and had a fake identity card with Charter Housing written on it.
Anyone with any information can contact Gwent Police, who are investigating the incident, on 101, quoting log 96 of 5/6/19.
Gwent Police are working with Charter Housing and have issued the following advice: “Charter Housing will only make home visits with a prior appointment made with the resident.
“All Charter Housing representatives will have an identity card. If you’re unsure about whether this identity is genuine, please call Charter Housing on 01633 679911.
“Do not allow anyone access to your property if you’re unsure if they are a genuine caller.
“A genuine Housing Representative will be happy to wait outside while you contact Charter Housing to confirm their identity.
“If you believe there is someone acting suspiciously in your local area, please call 101 to report it at the time, or if you believe a crime is taking place, call 999.”