Toronto police are on the hunt for a man they say posed as an officer in order to trick the elderly out of money.

Police said on Wednesday that two elderly men were approached by someone claiming to be a police officer in separate incidents on the afternoon of June 14.

The first victim, a 91-year-old man, was loading his car with groceries at 3003 Danforth Ave. A man approached, identified himself as an officer, and accused the victim of taking cocaine.

The victim was then asked to empty his pockets, at which time a quantity of money was stolen.

Later that day, an 85-year-old man with a walker was approached near Queen Street East and Alton Avenue.

A man again identified himself as a police officer and demanded the man's identification. The victim turned his wallet over to the suspect, at which time a quantity of cash was removed before he fled the scene.

The suspect is described as white, clean shaven, between 45 and 55 years of age and about 190 lbs.

Police said the public should be aware that plainclothes officers will identify themselves verbally and present a police badge and warrant card.