Police are warning Leeds residents to be on their guard after a con man has been targeting elderly people asking for high-value notes to be broken into change.
At least 15 incidents have occurred in the Pudsey, Farsley and Bramley areas of Leeds and have seen the suspect asking people to break a £10 or £20 note. Afterwards, victims have found the notes are counterfeit.
The man is described as white, with a slim or average build, between 5ft 8in and 6ft tall and has been seen wearing a black wool hat. He is said to speak well and is polite.
Anyone who has been approached by the suspect can call Pudsey Police Station on 101 or by calling Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.