BIRDSEDGE residents are being warned to be on their guard against bogus callers.
The warning from police in Huddersfield comes after two bogus water workers tried to con an elderly woman on Saturday .
The two men went to the house at 5.30pm and told the woman there had been a major water leak and they needed access to her house to turn off the supply.
She let them in and one went into the kitchen and another upstairs into the bathroom.
They turned on the taps and told the woman to watch the kitchen tap to see if blue dye was present in the water.
Meanwhile, the man upstairs searched her rooms.
However, the woman became suspicious and when she asked them to show her identification the men ran out of the house empty-handed.
A white van was spotted in the area at the time.
It is described as being smaller than a Transit van, but bigger than an Escort van and had panels on the side and windows only at the back. Det Con Geraldine Joyce, based in Huddersfield, warned people to be on their guard.
She said:"We would like to warn elderly and vulnerable people to be wary and to not let anybody into their home without identification.
"We would also ask people to look out for their elderly and vulnerable neighbours."
The first suspect is described as a white male in his 20s, of average height, with a fat, round face.
He wore a dark grey woollen cap, with a peak at the front.
The second man is described as being in his 20s and was of thin build.
Contact Det Con Joyce on 01484 436575.