Two men conned their way into an 80-year-old’s house claiming to be checking for damp before robbing a credit card and haul of cash.

Police were called at 11.30am on Sunday after the pair reportedly knocked at a door on Milton Road, Gravesend.

The men told the resident, a man in his 80s, that a neighbour had reported damp in their property and that they needed to check inside his house in case the damp was also in his home.

While inside one of the men started to look around the property, while the other continued to talk to the pensioner.

When they left the victimnoticed a credit card was missing along with a quantity of cash.

The pair have been described as white with large builds.

One man was described as around 6ft tall with short hair and wearing a dark jacket.

The second man is believed to be around 5ft 7ins tall and wearing a dark boiler suit and beanie hat.

Anyone with information is asked to call Kent Police on 01474 366149 quoting reference 46/173180/20.

You can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or complete the online form at