AN 81-year-old Bridlington woman was burgled by a man who said he had come to check her water supply.

She let the man into her home in Sewerby Road on Monday afternoon. After about fifteen minutes she became suspicious, and asked him to leave.

The woman then saw a second man in her living room. A third was standing outside the front door.

She pushed the man out of the door and called the police. When they arrived, she realised cash had been stolen from her bedroom.

The men were all white. The first was slim, in his late twenties to early thirties, and approximately 5ft 5ins tall. He had short dark hair, worn flat to the head, and was wearing a black-and-white vertically striped short-sleeved shirt and navy trousers. He spoke with a Liverpool or Irish accent.

The second man was in his thirties, of medium build and about 6ft 2ins tall. He had short, possibly brown hair, and was wearing a light green shirt and dark trousers.

The third man was in his twenties, short and thin, and wearing a white shirt.

Anyone who saw anything suspicious in the Sewerby Road area or who recognises the description of the three men, should call Bridlington Police on 01262 402700, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Updated: 10:05 Wednesday, April 16, 2003