TWO men pretending to be police officers talked their way into a New Eltham home before stealing £1,000 in cash and jewellery.

The pair visited  the property in Gerda Road on January 15 at around 6.30pm.

One man showed a form of identification, before claiming the homeowner had not paid their taxes and asking to see bank statements and tax returns.

The first suspect is described as a white man, in his 30s, of medium build and missing a front upper left tooth. He had greasy black hair, a London accent and was wearing a yellow reflective waistcoat.

His accomplice is described as black, possibly Caribbean, in his 30s, of medium build, bald and wearing a black coat, black leather gloves, dark shoes and trousers.

Local Safer Neighbourhoods officers have stepped up patrols in the area.

Anyone with information should call the Greenwich Burglary Squad on 020 8284 9574 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.