Police say a suspected thief, who stole a wallet from a New Bedford home around 2 p.m. Monday while posing as a Comcast employee, may have tried the same approach at another nearby home.

Detective Captain Steven Vicente says a woman told police a man, also wearing a red Comcast shirt, knocked on her door about the same time Monday and asked if she was having problems with her cable.

The suspect was ultimately turned away by the homeowner, who lives near Caswell St.and Ohio St. where the theft occured.

Vicente tells residents that an unannounced visit by someone claiming to be a Comcast employee should be a cause for suspicion.

"Comcast doesn't come out on their own into an area and knock on people's doors," says vicente "if by chance it should happen ask for an identification and look for the work van. The work van should be right outside your door and if it's not those should raise some red flags."

The suspect is described as a white male, in his 20's, with short hair and clean shaven.

He is about 5-feet, 8-inches tall, weighing roughly 150 pounds.

Vicente says if such a person does approach you and you have suspicions you can contact Comcast or police.