Appeal over teen trickster

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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.