A THIEF tricked his way into a 92-year-old man's Catshill home and stole cash and his pension book.

The victim saw the offender skulking in his garden last Tuesday afternoon and opened the door to see what he wanted.

The thief pushed past him and went into the house, claiming he wanted to borrow a pen and change a £10 note.

He went further into the house, in Stourbridge Road, and disappeared for a while.

The pensioner, who was confused by the event, thought the intruder had gone to the toilet but he reappeared and left the home.

The next day the man found the items were missing.

He described the offender as white, aged between 25 and 30, clean shaven, with short, brown hair and around 5ft 6in to 5ft 8in tall.

DC Jan Shelley, of Bromsgrove CID, said: "This was a heartless thing to do to such an elderly person."

If you have information about the incident, call police on (01527) 584888 or the confidential Crimestoppers line on 0800 555111.