POLICE are appealing for information from people in South Cheshire in a bid to catch a bogus caller who has struck across the North West.
He steals from elderly women in their homes and is believed to have been involved in more than 60 offences over a period of four years.
Detectives believes he may well have operated in Crewe.
Police have released CCTV footage of a man they are keen to speak to in connection with the incidents and they ask him to come forward.
In the latest incidents the con man has struck in Lancashire. Detective Sergeant Sam Mac-Kenzie, from Blackburn burglary team, said: 'The man responsible for committing these appalling crimes is stealing money from people by lying and deceiving them into thinking he can help out with odd jobs.
'His victims are all elderly, vulnerable members of the community and have been left traumatised by his despicable actions.'
Police say he say the bogus handyman may have struck in Cheshire, South Yorkshire, Greater Manchester and Staffordshire.
The man is described as white, aged between 40 and 50-years- old, about 6ft tall, of medium build, with short fair hair and wears a three-quarter length, navy blue or black, outdoor-style jacket and dark trousers.
Anyone with any information can contact Blackburn police on 01254 353443 or Crime-stoppers on 0800 555 111.