89-year-old man scammed out of thousands of dollars

Can you help identify this person?

Tuggerah Lakes Police are investigating a fraud related offence in which an 89-year-old man was allegedly scammed out of thousands of dollars at Bateau Bay.

About 10am on Saturday, November 9, 2019, a male person posing as an electricity worker went to the elderly man’s Bateau Bay address.

The male informed the victim that he was from an electricity company, gaining access to his premises, then advising the elderly victim that he had an outstanding electricity debt.

The victim then went to Bay Village shopping centre at Bateau Bay and withdrew a large sum of cash.

The victim then met with the male person in the rear carpark and handed over the cash.

Police inquiries indicate that the male person then left in a white Toyota Hilux ute or similar vehicle.

Pictures taken from CCTV footage show a male person that might be able to assist police with their inquiries.

The male person is described as Caucasian in appearance, aged in his 30s, 178cm tall, reddish short hair and beard, medium build, wearing an orange high visibility shirt and light coloured pants.

Crime Report Number E73240938
Sue Murray