The suspect has been using stolen details to apply for credit cards.
Police in Huddersfield are warning residents about a postal scam with several reports over the past couple of weeks.
A few incidents have been reported to the police in the Almondbury area of Huddersfield of a suspect attending houses with external post boxes, removing post, stealing the contents and applying for credit cards in the names of the home owners.
The male suspect appears to follow a postal worker on their rounds and then immediately removes the post from boxes and so the homeowners may not even be aware that a credit card has been applied for.
The suspect is described as a black African male, around 30-years-old, 5ft 6-8", stocky build, with short black hair. He was wearing a black leather jacket, dark blue jeans, black shoes and was carrying a dark leather satchel type bag, which was worn across his body and an old newspaper.
He has run off several times after being challenged by residents and hidden in people’s gardens.