Police in Luton are appealing for residents to contact them if they have been approached by a man asking for money.
The appeal comes after an elderly couple living in Bampton Road reported an incident on February 4 after a man knocked on their door asking for cash.
The man told the couple that he had locked his wallet in the boot of his car and needed money for a taxi. Believing the man’s story the couple handed over £19 and the man left.
The man is of Asian appearance, in his late 30s with a bald head and gold teeth.
PS Ruth Connelly, of the Local Policing Team, is keen to warn other residents about this man and is keen to trace further witnesses or other victims that have been duped in to handing over cash.
PS Connelly said: “We believe this man is targeting vulnerable elderly people and we would like anyone who thinks they may have given money to this man or anyone who has been approached byhim to contact police as soon as possible.”Anyone with information relating to this appeal can contact PS Connelly at Luton Police Station, in confidence, on 01582 393478, or Bedfordshire Police on 101, or text information to 07786 200011.
Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.