Police in Northampton are appealing for information following reports of a woman calling at the homes of local residents and asking for money.
Over the past few weeks, officers have received a number of reports of a woman approaching elderly people in their homes, in the Kingsthorpe and Boughton Green areas of the town.
The woman uses different approaches and portrays herself as vulnerable, before asking the householder for money.
She is described as white, 5ft 6in, slim and about 40-years-old. She has light brown, shoulder length hair and a local accent.
Officers are asking anyone who may have been approached by the woman, or any relatives concerned that she may have called on a family member, to contact police.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Sergeant Wyn Hughes, Northamptonshire Police, on 101.