POLICE are hunting for a man in connection with an attempted fraud at a store in Wellington.

Officers say a man entered the Buy and Save shop in Fore Street at about 3.20pm on Monday, February 4. 

He wandered around the store and picked up two tins of paint and took them to the counter, where he asked for a refund.

When asked for the receipt he said he had called the store the previous week and was told that he could return the pots of paint without a receipt.

The suspect then said that he would ask his father if he had the receipt and then left the store leaving the paint behind.

An image of a man they would like to speak to has just been released.

Anybody with information should call 101.