Gardaí in Donegal are warning people to be vigilant of a man who is wanted in connection with bogus calls, theft and trespassing.
A description has been issued of the man who is known to target the elderly and the vulnerable in their homes and scam them into giving over money.
The man operates on a nationwide level and is sought for questioning by Gardaí in numerous counties.
“The male in question is a British citizen. He is believed to be of Indian descent,” said a Garda spokesperson.
“He is approx. 6ft in height with black hair, he occasionally wears glasses. This male targets the elderly and the vulnerable.
“He usually calls to the door offering to sell clothes and can become forceful. He demands extortionate rates for the clothing and has been known to take people to the ATM to withdraw cash for him.”
Gardaí believe that the man may have been in the Northern region over the past few days and he has access to a black Vauxhall Astra, the registration number starts with NU5.
The man is wanted for questioning in relation to various offences such as theft, fraud, robbery and trespassing.
Gardaí in Letterkenny are looking to speak to anyone who believes they have been visited by the man in question. They are also appealing for people to inform anyone they know who lives alone in relation to this man and advise them to be vigilant.
Sgt. Eunan Walsh issued safety advice in this week’s community notice: “The usual advice applies, fit a chain-lock to your door, never let anyone into your home that you do not know and beware of all callers offering services who call to your home. Genuine sales people or service providers do not usually call door to door offering goods or services.”