St Thomas, St Leonard’s and Alphington areas of the city have reported incidents of a man asking for money.
Police in Exeter are investigating a series of reports about a man knocking on people’s doors asking for money.
Throughout January and February, several residents in the St Thomas, St Leonard’s and Alphington areas of the city have reported similar incidents.
The man is described as a well-dressed white male aged between 18 and 25, approximately 5’8” tall, with dark hair.
He has reportedly been asking for money claiming he has locked himself out of his home and sometimes offers to leave an item, such as insulin, as a guarantee he’ll return, but doesn’t.
Police are urging people not to hand over money, remain vigilant, and report suspicious activity to them.
PSCO Tracey Peters, said: “A male has been identified and our enquiries are ongoing.
“If you are suspicious of anyone calling at your address, either asking for money or access to your property, please call 101, or 999 if it is an emergency. You can also contact your local Neighbourhood Police Team via the Devon & Cornwall Police website.”