Lancashire Police are asking people in Preston to be extra vigilant following a spate of ‘distraction thefts’.
Police say offenders are going into estate agents and hair salons using maps and leaflets to distract staff members and steal mobile phones.
On Thursday a mobile phone was stolen from a shop on Cannon Street. Police say the offenders visited at least 6 different premises as well in Preston
The offenders are described as being a slim build 6ft male, wearing a light coloured jacket, dark coloured baseball cap, dark coloured jeans, and a slim build 5’8 female, with a light coloured top, light coloured summer hat.
Police advise people to not leave valuables on show or unattended. They ask that you report anything suspicious to the police on 101.