Warning after man knocks on doors asking to borrow money for electricity or gas


Detectives released an image of a man in connection with a number of thefts in Nottinghamshire.

Nottinghamshire Police were called in for a number of incidents between December 27 and 30 in Lenton, Stapleford, Radford and Basford.

Either way, a man knocked on the door and asked to borrow money, mostly saying it was for electricity or gas.

Police Constable Tim Townsend is leading the investigation.

He said: “We wish to speak to the man pictured in connection with the incidents.

“Some of the victims targeted were elderly and vulnerable people.

“No threats were made against them but these incidents caused great distress.

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“It was reported that a man knocked on their door and demanded money to pay for his electric meter. He then told the victims that his wife would come later in the afternoon to reimburse them.

“We are working hard to identify and locate the culprit and I urge anyone who recognizes the man to contact us by calling 101 citing incident number 265 of December 30, 2020.”


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