Con man strikes in Tacony, Mayfair, Holmesburg

15th Dis­trict po­lice of­ficers are warn­ing Ta­cony, May­fair and Holmes­burg res­id­ents about a man who is work­ing a door-to-door con in their neigh­bor­hoods.

The man is telling people that he is try­ing to col­lect money to pay for his daugh­ter’s medi­cine. Po­lice have re­ports of nine at­tempts by the man, but only one was suc­cess­ful. He got $37 on the 4400 block of Dis­ston St.

The con man’s also been on the 3500 block of Cottman, 4500 Knorr, 3200 block of Tees­dale St., 3300 block of Guil­ford St., 2800 block of Rawle St., 3300 Brighton, 3100 block of Cottman and the 4500 block of Tu­dor St.

Po­lice have a pretty good de­scrip­tion of the guy. He’s a thin black man, about 5 feet 10 inches tall, with black hair and brown eyes. He wears glasses. He drives a red Chevy Malibu with Pennsylvania tag JG­M2244. ••

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