Police probe bogus charity collections in Northern Moor

13403314_1231389756901470_447442478174192011_oWythenshawe police want to speak to this  man  in connection with reports of distraction thefts  by  bogus charity collector in Northern Moor last week.

The incidents happened shortly after 7.30am on Tuesday,  June 7 police received two reports of thefts at homes in Fellpark Road.fellparkrd

A man knocked on two residents’ doors claiming to be collecting money for charity.

The offender followed the victims into their home where they both gave him a small amount of money.

After one of his visits, an elderly woman noticed £20 was missing from her table.

Officer would like to speak to the man pictured to help them with their enquiries.

PC Kate Brookes, from GMP’s City of Manchester team, said: “I would urge anyone who recognises the man pictured or has any information about the theft to please call police.

“I would also like to remind residents, particularly those who are vulnerable, to use a door chain when answering the door to unknown people and always ask for identification.”

Anyone with any information should call police on 101 quoting incident number 0720 of 7 June 2016 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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