A MAN posing as a father needing milk for his child has stolen from a vulnerable people.

The suspect, from Worthing, has been knocking on doors and asking for money for milk to give to his baby.

At about 10pm on Monday, May 20, he called on an elderly and vulnerable couple.

Police said once he had tricked his way inside he stole a number of valuable coins from the couple's personal collection.

He is white, has a tanned complexion, in his 20s, 5ft10in, slim and has short dark hair.

A police spokesman said: "Anyone with information about the man or who has been a victim themselves is asked to report online or call 101 quoting serial 1475 of 20/05."