A VULNERABLE man was tricked in to handing over money to thieves in Flintshire.

The incident occurred on Warren Drive in Broughton on Monday May 13, police said.

Police said at approximately 4.30pm, a pick up style Ford van approached a vulnerable man at his home.

It is believed two-three men forcibly stopped the resident from closing his front door.

They then coaxed the man outside his home to show that work to his neighbour's guttering required doing, police said.

One male then stayed outside the property while the van drove the man to the local cashpoint to withdraw money, then dropped him off never to be seen again.

The alleged perpetrators reportedly spoke with thick Irish accents.

A North Wales Police spokesman said: "The incident was reported to us on May 16 and enquiries in to the incident are being made.

"We would urge anyone with a vulnerable or elderly relatives to be vigilant in such situations. If you are not expecting visitors or do not recognise the person the other side of your door, please do not open it."

Anyone with information relating to this incident can contact police on 101 quoting reference number X067113.