Police in West Cornwall have issued images of a fraud suspect after showers returned to B&Q stores for refunds were empty except for bricks and water bottles.
The allegations of fraud relate to incidents at B&Q stores located at Longrock near Penzance and Pool near Redruth, on Saturday, May 24.
A police spokesman said: "At around 1.00pm on Saturday, May 24 the offender attended the B&Q store at Penzance returning a shower which he stated was faulty. He received another one in replacement and left the store.
"On checking the boxed item staff found it to contain water bottles with the shower missing.
"At around 2.50pm later the same day the same man attended a B&Q store located at Pool and again obtained a refund for a shower.
"After the offender had left staff found the boxed item to contain a number of bricks."
The suspect is described as being a white man, aged in his 30’s, approximately 5’ 7” in height, medium build, with short hair shaved on the sides, with a slight beard and moustache. He wore blue jeans and a grey hoody.
Anyone who recognises this man or has any information relating to these incidents should contact police on 101 quoting police reference CR/076664/14 or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 ore report online at WWW.Crimestoppers-uk.org