POLICE are on the hunt for an apparent scammer they’ve dubbed the ‘confidence trickster’.
Police claim the man visits busy retail outlets in Pinjarra to perform a ‘sleight of hand’ trick that leaves the store out of pocket $50.
Police believe the man enters the store and hands over $50 to purchase a small item. He then hands over a smaller note, requesting the original $50 back.
Police claim he conceals the $50 and engages the staff member in conversation and asks for his $50 back, showing his empty wallet to prove the note was not returned.
The staff member then hands over another $50 note.
At one of the stores the offender was seen leaving in a grey Ford Falcon motor vehicle with a number plate WEND1E or similar. Police believe the number plate is false.
The customer was described as being a light skinned male of large build with short light brown and greying hair, a full beard and in his late 40s to late 50s.
Anyone who recognises the man or has information can call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.