A CONMAN duped an elderly couple out of their money - and is thought to be using the tactic elsewhere.

He struck up a conversation with the male victim in the street by claiming they had mutual friends in common.

He was then invited to the home of the victim and his wife, where he persuaded them to buy some sample 'designer' jackets.

He told them he needed to sell them because he needed to buy his wife a present, so they felt obliged to hand him a three figure sum.

The man is described as Mediterranean, possibly Italian, well dressed and aged around 40 to 50.

It happened in Leigh on November 2.

Anyone with any information about the identity of the man who committed this scam is asked to contact police at Leigh on 101.