Skipton police have released an E-Fit of a bogus gardener who stole money from an elderly woman.
At approximately 11.45am on Monday 25 October 2010 a man visited the home of an 84-year-old woman in Tarn Moor Crescent and offered to prune the trees in her garden.
He handed her a leaflet advertising his business, before agreeing a price of several hundred pounds for his services.
After the victim handed over the money, the man left stating he was going to buy some petrol and never returned.
The suspect is described as white, aged between 30 and 40 years old, 6ft 3in tall with broad shoulders, a muscular build and big feet. He had dark stubble on his face which was flecked with grey.
He was wearing a dark woollen hat, a high-visibility vest and a grey, long-sleeved top.
PC Andrew Bell, of , said: "The victim has been left very distressed by this man's callous actions.
"I am appealing for the public's help to trace him before he has the opportunity to try this again.
"If anyone recognises the suspect from the E-Fit or is approached in similar circumstances please contact the police or Crimestoppers.
"I would also like to appeal to residents to be extra-vigilant and ensure that they don't fall victim to bogus callers."
Police are offering the following advice to guard against bogus callers:
Anyone with any information that could help the police with their enquiries is urged to contact PC Andrew Bell, of Skipton Safer Neighbourhood Team, on 0845 60 60 24 7 quoting reference number 12100184004.
Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.
4.04pm - 3 November 2010