Police hunt conman ‘gardener’ - E-FIT

Police in Barnsley would like to identify and speak to the man pictured in the E-fit in connection to an alleged burglary.
Police in Barnsley would like to identify and speak to the man pictured in the E-fit in connection to an alleged burglary.
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POLICE have issued this e-fit of a conman they want to trace following a burglary at the home of an elderly Barnsley man.

The crook approached the elderly man at his home on Bar Lane, Mapplewell, offering to do some gardening. He was allowed into the property before he started mowing the lawn.

When he left, a substantial amount of cash was found to have been taken from the elderly man’s wallet.

The burglar is white, around 5ft 7in, aged 25 to 30, of average build and with short, dark hair.

Anyone who recognises the description, or has information about the incident on Thursday, February 10, should call South Yorkshire Police on 0114 2202020, ask for Barnsley Intelligence and quote BX/27/2011.