POLICE are trying to trace a man who has been knocking on doors in Balby, Doncaster, asking for money.
The issue was raised at a Balby Partners and Communities Together meeting and was adopted as a priority because of concerns among residents of the Spinney estate, off Broomhouse Lane.
In recent weeks they have reported having a man knocking at their doors, asking for small amounts of money, saying he needed to visit a sick relative in hospital and requesting cash for the bus fare.
A police spokesman said there were ‘obvious doubts’ about the man’s claims and he may be preying on the elderly.
“Officers from Urban SNT are currently making inquiries to see if this man has been making genuine requests, or if there may be a possible fraud-type offence,” he added.