POLICE are hunting for a man claiming to be a council official to con elderly people out of money in a string of incidents
Detectives believe the same man could be responsible for four crimes in two days and have issued an e-fit picture of the person they want to question.
The first incident saw a 93-year-old man, in Leeds Old Road, Heckmondwike, lose £500 in a distraction burglary.
The following day, September 24, a man targeted an elderly victim on Valley Road, Liversedge, suggesting £12,000 of work was required to their premises but left after he was asked for identification.
At 2.45pm the same day a man tried to con residents of Thomas Street, Liversedge, out of money for work he claimed had been done on a roof.
An 86-year-old man in Westfield Way, Heckmondwike, later had his wallet and a tin containing £240 taken.
In most of the cases, the suspect was described as white, in his 40s or 50s, around 5ft 7ins tall and with an Irish accent.
Witnesses or anyone with information should contact Sergeant Mark Gregory at Dewsbury CID by calling 101 or contact Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555111.