Police have warned of two suspicious men in the Stroud area.
He appears to be looking for vulnerable properties in the GL6 area and is described as approximately 18 years of age, 5ft 5inches tall and with brown hair with shaved patches at the sides, but longer on the top. He was also described as having severe acne.
Police have also had reports of a second man, also acting in the GL6 area, going door-to-door claiming to be collecting money for a child who has cancer.
He has no identification, is aged 40 with blonde hair, a large build, and rides a bicycle.
Residents who spoke to him said he was intimidating so they felt obliged to give him money.
PCSO Debbie Collicott of Stroud Police said: “Should you be visited by anyone matching this description please do not give them any money, but call 999 and report to the Police immediately.”