Flint Township police investigating encounters with man seeking money

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FLINT TOWNSHIP (WJRT) (11/22/2017) - Flint Township police are warning residents to be on the lookout for a man going door to door asking for money.

The suspect knocks on people's doors and claims his wife needs some cash right away because his wife was involved in a crash nearby and can't afford a tow truck.

Police say the suspect appears to be in a hurry and speaks with a panicked tone in his voice. He addressed the residents either by name or in a friendly manner.

Several residents have described the man as a black male about 50 years old, 6 feet tall, an average build and a clean shaven face. He usually is dressed nicely, most recently wearing cream colored clothing with a yellow sweater vest and a hat.

He was last seen driving a black Chevrolet Impala with scratches on the driver's door.

The suspect visited subdivisions in the area of Linden and Lennon roads, Linden and Calkins roads and along Court Street between Dye and Elms roads.

The Flint Township Police Department is encouraging anyone with information about similar incidents to contact police.

Anyone who encounters the suspect or anyone employing similar tactics to elicit money should call 911 immediately.