A CONMAN stole an elderly woman's purse from her home while claiming to be from the water board.

On December 23, between 9-10am, the man went to the pensioner's Warminster house and told her she had to turn off all the radiators in her house as her neighbour had low water pressure.

When she did so, he stole her purse and left the house.

The man was described as white, around 50-years-old, 5ft 8ins tall with greying hair and a slim build.