DETECTIVES released this e-fit of a man they want to identify after two bogus official incidents at Darfield on Monday.
Someone claiming to be from the “water board” visited two homes on Edderthorpe Lane between 1pm and 2pm, police said.
In both cases, he claimed he was carrying out emergency works and gained access by asking to run the taps and check the water was not discoloured.
A police spokeswoman said: “While the first man was talking to residents in the kitchen, a second man is said to have entered the property and searched a downstairs bedroom. In one home, a quantity of cash was stolen.”
Police worked with the victims to produce an e-fit of a suspect. He is described as in his 30s, around 5ft 11ins to 6ft tall and stocky, with short, mousy brown hair.
He was wearing a high-vis jacket and spoke with a local accent.
Anyone with information is urged to call 101 quoting crime reference 14/182382/19. Alternatively, speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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