Police in East Lothian are appealing for witnesses after an elderly man was assaulted and robbed within his home.
The incident happened sometime after 1pm on Sunday at an address in Ladywell, Musselburgh.
The 83-year-old was inside his property when a male called at the door offering to conduct work.
The suspect then gained entry to the house during which time a minor stuggle occurred resulting in the victim being robbed of a three-figure sum of money.
The male then made off from the address and police were contacted.
Detectives are conducting local enquiries to trace the male responsible and have urged anyone who can assist with their investigation to come forward.
The suspect is described as white, late forties, around 5ft 10ins tall with messy short brown hair and a dirty-looking complexion. He was wearing a blue rain jacket, light-coloured shirt and dark trousers, which were said to be dark and dirty.
A Police Spokesman said: “While this appears to have been an attempted bogus workman incident, it has become a robbery within the elderly victim’s home”.
“Fortunately the victim was not injured during this robbery but was left very shaken and we are eager to speak to anyone who remembers seeing anything suspicious in or around Ladywell on Sunday afternoon.
“Similarly, anyone who recognises the description of the suspect is also asked to get in touch.”
Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or alternatively, the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.