STAMFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — Two con men — one posing as a utility worker — stole the life savings of an 89-year-old woman from her Stamford home, police said.

A man claiming to work for the water company showed up at the woman’s front door saying he was there to check a leaky pipe, a service that would cost $50, police told WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau. In sight of the man, the woman then walked over to a drawer where she kept her money, police said.

In the basement, the man used his cellphone to alert his accomplice where he could find the money, cops said. The accomplice walked in and stole $51,000 in cash, police said.

“She’s an 89-year-old victim, who’s kind of not really with it, so she obviously got duped into believing this guy was with the water company,” police Lt. Diedrich Hohn said.

Hohn said police do not have a good description of either man.