Police are hunting a con man who tricked his way into a pensioner's home and stole her purse.
The incident happened when the man called at an 85-year-old woman's house in Houghton, near Stockbridge on May 3.
He claimed that the woman had a rat infestation in her garden and told her he could get rid of the problem
After she agreed and paid the man, he called her into the garden to check his work and left.
The victim then realised her purse, which contained about £150, was missing.
The man is described as white, aged about 35 and about 5ft 4ins tall.
He had dark brown neat hair and blue eyes.
Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Cox at Andover Police Station on 101.
– PC Raymond Cox, Andover Police
This is a despicable crime against an elderly lady. Please contact me if you have any information.