A BOGUS British Gas official conned his way into a home to steal money.

Police have issued an e-fit picture of a man they wish to talk to following the distraction burglary in the Highbridge area.

The incident happened on Saturday, July 7, at about 10.30am.

If you recognise the man in the e-fit or have any information call police on 101 and quote reference 5218150384.

Meanwhile, Avon and Somerset Police have issued the following crime prevention advice:

•if you’re not sure, don’t open the door.

•if you are suspicious of a caller ring 999 if you feel threatened or intimidated, otherwise call 101.

•keep your cash in the bank, not at home.

•keep windows and doors secured if you’re not in the room.

•if you see someone calling door-to-door, but only on frail or elderly neighbours, call 999 straightaway.

•join Neighbourhood Watch.

•nominate a neighbour to help you deal with unexpected callers.