Police have released CCTV footage following a spate of distraction burglaries where the offender has claimed to be a police officer.
The man has been described as white, around 6ft tall and of a heavy build, a number of victims have described the man as having a large ‘pot belly’.
He is believed to have targeted the elderly in their own homes while travelling across the West Midlands.
Officers are now linking 13 burglaries that have happened since March including five in Coventry four in Sandwell and four in Birmingham.
It's believed the man responsile has an accomplice who acts as his lookout and the two men have driven away in a car similar to a silver Rover 45 or 400.
They are thought to have taken items including cash, jewellery and credit cards.
The CCTV footage released s from a burglary that happened on Wake Green Road on the 28 March and shows the suspect and the offending vehicle. DC Tom Lyons, from West Midlands Police CID, said:
Anyone with information is asked to call West Midlands Police on 101.