Selby police are appealing for the public’s help to identify a man suspected of burglary and an attempted fraud.
It occurred at around 2.30pm on Saturday 14 May 2012, when a bogus workman called at an address in Barlby, near Selby.
The man, who was later caught on CCTV at a local supermarket, called at the home of an elderly woman on Barlby Road. He entered the house uninvited, when she opened the door, and asked for £160 for work that he claimed he had carried out. He left the house empty-handed when a relative of the woman arrived.
He drove away in a small white van with writing on the side.
PC Steve Armitage, of Selby Safer Neighbourhood Team, said:
“The work the man claimed to have done had neither been requested or actually carried out.
“If you recognise the man suspected of trying to steal from an elderly woman, I urge you to contact the police or Crimestoppers straight away.
“I would also like to speak to anyone else who may have been visited by the same man and has not yet reported the incident.”
“You can also help prevent your vulnerable neighbours falling prey to this type of crime by acting as their Nominated Neighbour. Your neighbour places a sign in a prominent place near their front door telling any cold callers to come to your house. To print a poster please click here
For more crime prevention advice and information please click here.
Pictured: CCTV Footage.