Police have issued CCTV footage of a man they want to speak to following a number of distraction burglaries in Carlton.
On Saturday (October 28) an 85-year-old man had money taken from him at an address in Carlton.
The following day, also in Carlton, an 87-year-old woman managed to push a man away after he attempted to distract her; a member of the public then gave chase.
The man officers would like to speak to in connection with these incidents is white, aged between 27-40-years-old, 5ft 7ins -5ft 9ins and of a slim build with short dark hair. He is of Eastern European appearance and had an Eastern European accent. He wore a black/dark green jacket and black bottoms.
A police spokesman said: “As well as information, we are also appealing to our communities to ensure that their elderly neighbours or relatives are aware of this type of scam.”
Anyone who witnessed the thefts, or has any information, is asked to call us on 101 quoting incident number 371 of 28 October, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.