Business in Preston are being warned to be vigilant after a spate of scams in the city targeting change machines.
Earlier this month a man, pictured in CCTV images, walked into the Lakeside Supderbowl on Greenbank St, Preston and tricked a change machine into dispensing money.
The incident occurred at 2pm on January 8.
A spokesman for Lancashire Police said: “The offenders have used some sort of implement to put in the change machine that has tricked the machine into dispensing £270 worth of pound coins.”
Anyone with information should contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org.
All enquiries will be dealt with anonymously.