Burglar posing as good samaritan stole cash from pensioner

Police are wanting to trace this man in connection with the incident.

Police are wanting to trace this man in connection with the incident.

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A burglar posed as a good samaritan by offering a pensioner a lift home before stealing his wallet.

The 65-year-old man was waiting for a bus in Birstall town centre on Wednesday, August 10 when he was approached by the man, who he did not know, offering him a lift home.

The pensioner agreed and got into the man’s white Ford car.

The man returned to the pensioner’s home a few minutes later, claiming he had dropped something while in his car.

He went into the house and while there stole a wallet containing cash.

Police have now issued an efit of the man they want to trace in connection with the burglary, which took place between 3pm and 4pm.

PC Sarah Culley of Kirklees CID, said: “Enquiries are ongoing regarding this distraction burglary and we would like to speak to anyone who can identify the man pictured. 

“We would advise residents to be vigilant regarding this type of con, and ask anyone who has been approached by a man in similar circumstances to contact the police. 

“Information can be passed to Kirklees CID on 101 referencing crime number 13160344184. Callers can also contact the independent Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.”