Cami Salard in Palma where the stabbing occurred. | Juan Miguel Gíménez

A woman was stabbed earlier today when she realised that two men saying that they were gas inspectors coming to review her property's gas installation were phoneys.

The incident occurred in the Cami Salard in the city. The woman got into a struggle with the two men, one of whom managed to take her purse, and was stabbed in the side. She was subsequently taken to hospital, but her condition is not described as being life-threatening.

The two men fled the scene, and both the National Police and local police have scoured the area in looking for them.

Residents say that they had seen the men in the area over some days and that they had attempted to enter other homes by impersonating gas inspectors but had been prevented from doing so by owners.