North Yorkshire Police is appealing for witnesses and information about a house burglary that occurred on Ridgeway, Eastfield between 6.30pm and 8pm on Wednesday.
During the burglary, two men entered the house having attempted to distract the elderly vulnerable occupant about something in the garden.
Rooms were entered before both offenders made off.
Both offenders are white, one around 17/18 years old and the second was older. One was wearing a fawn or beige coloured jacket.
A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "Officers are conducting enquiries and are requesting the public’s assistance to help determine the full circumstances surrounding the incident.
"We are appealing to anyone who was in the area during or near the relevant times that may have seen anyone matching these descriptions .
"It is possible that the offenders have targeted other addresses and have been distracted for some reason.
"The offenders’ actions in this case were particularly despicable given the age and vulnerability of the victim. If anyone has information regarding the descriptions of the suspect, or the fawn or beige coloured jacket, please come forward to help us solve this crime.
"This is a timely reminder to ensure people keep their property secure. In the event that people are unsure of a caller’s identity, always seek to clarify this before opening the door. If in any doubt or you feel threatened, call the police 101 or 999 in an emergency.
"Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should contact us on 101, select option 2, and ask for Jon Kenworthy. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org
"If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
"Please quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number 12160186075."