E-fit appeal following bogus official incident in Barnsley

South Yorkshire Police have issued an e-fit of a bogus official who conned his way into homes in Barnsley.

Thursday, 5th December 2019, 5:36 pm
Updated Thursday, 5th December 2019, 5:36 pm

Officers want to identify the man after two incidents in Darfield on December 2.

Between 1 – 2pm, a man claiming to be from the water board visited two homes on Edderthorpe Lane.

After claiming that he was carrying out emergency works, he went into the properties by requesting to run the taps to check the water wasn’t discoloured.

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While the first man was talking to residents in the kitchen, a second man is said to have entered the property and searched a bedroom.

In one home, cash was stolen.

The man is described as in his 30s, between 5ft 11 – 6ft tall, with short brown hair, a hi-is jacket and spoke with a local accent.

If you think you know who he is, please call 101 quoting crime reference number 14/182382/19.