TWO conmen took revenge on a brave pensioner who sent them packing from her Mytchett home.

Out of spite they tore a drainpipe off the wall of her house before driving off in a white van.

Judy Williams, Camberley police press officer, praised the 82-year-old woman for shutting her door on the pair.

"She did exactly the right thing by refusing to have anything to do with them," said Mrs Williams.

"But their reaction was despicable, and we are doing everything we can to catch them."

The men called at the pensioner's home in Coleford Bridge Road on the pretext that her guttering needed repairing.

Before speaking to her they ripped a drainpipe bracket off the wall in an effort to persuade her to say "yes".

The alert woman refused to be taken in and shut the door.

She discovered the evil pair had pulled off the drainpipe after they had sped off towards Farnborough.

Both were white, aged 20-30 and about 5ft 9in tall.

One had fair hair and was wearing a blue zip-up jacket. His accomplice was wearing a darker coloured jacket.

Anyone who saw the pair in the area on Friday 26 April is asked to contact Camberley police on 01276 27131.

It is the latest in a series of incidents in the area involving bogus workmen.

Police advise the public to follow the pensioner's example and have nothing to do with them. They say work should only be carried out by reputable companies who are willing to give written quotations. Many can be found advertising in the Star.