Police are seeking information to help identify an individual involved in a distraction burglary that occurred in Meltham, near Holmfirth. The victim, a woman in her 80s, fell prey to the incident.

The suspect visited the woman’s residence between 5:45 pm and 6:45 pm on Monday, November 6, claiming to be selling items. After being welcomed inside, he stayed for approximately 10 minutes before departing. It was later discovered that the woman’s purse had been stolen, and her bank card was subsequently used in three nearby shops.

During the same timeframe, a group of males was observed knocking on doors in the area. They informed residents that they had travelled from the North East of England.

Kirklees CID officers are urging anyone who can identify the individual in the provided image to get in touch by dialling 101 or visiting https://www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat, quoting reference 13230616923.

Alternatively, individuals can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously at 0800 555 111.