Police have released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to in connection with a series of burglaries in Manchester City Centre.
The man who police are investigating nine crimes has gone into shops and businesses in Manchester from May 17 and 16 June claiming to be from the water board and needs to locate the stop-tap.
Once granted the man has stolen numerous items such as cash, wallets, and purses from staff members, before making his excuses and leaving, in that month he targeted a bakery, salon and a takeaway.
Police Constable David Stebbings of GMP’s City of Manchester Team said: “We are investigating reports that a man has targeted nine businesses in the city centre and conned staff into letting him into the staff area, he has then abused his trust and stolen from staff.
“We have released photos of the man we want to speak to in connection with the burglaries, so if you recognise him, I would urge you to get in touch as a matter of urgency.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 3221, 101, or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.