Police have issued an Efit of a man they would like to speak to following a bogus-official burglary in Horbury last week.
The Ossett Neighbourhood Policing Team would like to speak to anyone who recognises the man pictured following a burglary at a Whitehall Court in Horbury at about 5pm on Wednesday 4th June.
It took place after the victims, an 81-year-old woman and an 87-year-old man, noticed a shadow by the front door of their flat and, on checking, found a man had entered their home.
He did not introduce himself but asked them to go in the kitchen with him and run their taps to test them.
While they did so he left the kitchen, came back briefly, and then left again after telling them to once again run the water.
After a few moments the couple turned the taps off and later discovered the male, who by this stage had left the property, had stolen a quantity of cash from their bedroom.
He was described as Asian, 5ft 6in tall, wearing a blue anorak type jacket, with blue and white stripes on the inside, with a hood and full sleeves. He also had dark hair, a half beard and glasses.
PC Sarah Young of the Ossett NPT, said: “We are investigating this incident and would like to speak to anyone who can identify the man pictured who has preyed on two vulnerable residents.
“I would remind householders that you are not under obligation to let anyone into your home and if anyone does say or intimate, as in this case, that they are from an organisation or are on official business then you should ask for ID and a contact number to check they are who they say they are.
“Anyone who has information or can help identify this man should contact myself at the Ossett NPT on 101.”