Police are hunting two rogue traders who posed as stair lift engineers to con an elderly couple out of cash. The men called at the victims' home in Oakham, Rutland and lied that the couple needed to pay for their stair lift's maintenance because its warranty was running out. One of the crooks took the man to a bank to withdraw an undisclosed sum of money, while his accomplice remained in the house with the woman. The crime came to light later when the man told his daughter about the men's visit. The incident took place around 10am on Tuesday, June 4 in the Ladywell area of Oakham. Pc John Jephcott said today: "We have been carrying out extensive inquiries into the incident since it was reported to us and have spoken with local stair lift companies and engineers. "It's believed that the suspects may have been driving a silver Volkswagen Golf or Polo and we're urging anyone who was visited in similar circumstances to contact us. "We would also like to advise people to remain vigilant and check the identity of any visitors with the company they claim to represent. "Any genuine callers won't mind waiting outside while you do this. "If you have any doubt about their identity contact the police immediately. "If you can help with our enquiries we would urge you to contact us, even the smallest detail could lead us to the people responsible." Contact Pc Jephcott on 101 or Crimestoppers, which is anonymous, on 0800 555 111.