POLICE are investigating after a 66-year-old woman was robbed in her home in Barnsley.

Burglars struck at the woman's home on Spring Street, at around 8.45pm on Sunday night.

A man knocked at her door and asked if she would phone a taxi for him. As the woman moved to close the door, a second man allegedly tackled the woman to the floor.

The two men then stole the woman's handbag, before running in the direction of Princess Street.

The man who knocked on the door is described as being white, 5ft 9ins tall, approximately 40 years old, with a pale complexion. He spoke with a local accent and was wearing a black duffle coat with a grey hood pulled up.

The second man is described as wearing a grey hooded top with a black and white checked scarf covering his face.

Anyone with information should contact South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 1042 of February 9 2014. Alternatively, people can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.