NORWALK - Police departments from four southwestern Connecticut cities and towns are on the lookout for a thief who is allegedly stealing purses and wallets from people while they're at wakes and funerals.

Norwalk officers say a woman's purse was stolen while attending a wake at Collins Funeral Home. In Darien, police say a woman reported her wallet was stolen while at a funeral Oct. 15.

In New Canaan, officers say wallets were taken during wakes and funerals on two different occasions earlier this month. And in Stamford, police say a woman attended a wake at Cognetta Funeral Home when her purse was taken.