The Vineland Police Department is reporting several incidences of an unknown man trying to solicit money from area residents. According to a Public Safety Awareness Alert posted on the department’s Facebook page, the subject is a heavy set black male in his 40s who drives a red sport utility vehicle. He approaches residents on their properties or knocks on doors, telling the resident that he knows them and needs money for pizza or gas. In every reported case, the man has been polite and friendly, and residents have given him small amounts of money. The Vineland Police Department is urging all residents to contact the Police if this person or anyone approaches them on their properties to ask for money by calling 856.691.4111.