The six incidents reported to police took place between Dec. 10 and Dec. 23 on Rideau, between Cumberland and Charlotte streets, police said in a release Wednesday.
The man, who was not wearing a uniform, approached elderly people and "identified himself verbally as a police officer or said things that would lead them to believe he was one," police said.
He then stole money from them and fled.
The suspect is described as:- An English-speaking white man.
- About 50 to 60 years of age.
- Six feet tall
- Medium build.
- White wavy hair.
- Often wearing a "news boy" cap and well dressed.
Anyone with information is asked to call the central district investigations unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5166, or Crime Stoppers.