POLICE in Doncaster are trying to trace a teenage boy who has been knocking on doors in Edlington and Balby, appearing upset and asking for money.
The boy claims to have received news of a family disaster and to be in need of money for a taxi, promising his mother will repay it the next day.
Officers believe the boy has been able to gain entry to a number of houses belonging to elderly residents, and has pretended to use their phone and has taken money from them.
The boy is white, aged about 15, between 5ft 6 and 5ft 8ins tall, slim with short dark hair.
He has been seen wearing dark jogging bottoms, dark trainers, and a top with a stripe down each arm. Anyone with information should call 101, quoting incident 982 of December 20.