Police are appealing for witnesses or information to a distraction burglary.
The incident took place on Hawthorne Grove, in Oswestry, on the afternoon of Friday 6 September.
At around 1.30pm, a man is reported to have knocked on the door of a property and told the victim – a woman in her 90s – he needed to urgently check her water pipes as there had been a water supply problem nearby.
The man then told her to go outside and shake the pipes while he stayed inside the house.
Shortly after, the man left the victim discovered there had been a search of the upstairs bedrooms and a quantity of cash had been stolen.
The man is described as white, in his 50s, around 5ft 5in tall, and clean shaven. He was wearing a navy baseball cap, a pale blue shirt, navy blue trousers and black gloves.
It’s believed the man walked away with another man of a similar description.
A red van was seen in the area but it is not known whether this vehicle was linked.
Enquiries are ongoing.