Police are appealing for information after two distraction burglaries in Leyland.
The first happened at a house on Broad Street at around 7.30pm on Friday and the second at an address on Moss Lane shortly afterwards at around 8pm.
On both occasions, a man approached the property, knocked on the door and told the elderly resident that he was calling on behalf of the police offering crime prevention advice.
Having been allowed to enter the address, the man distracted the occupants by asking them to leave the room to either check their property or to make cup of tea.
Having been left alone, the man took the opportunity to take money from a handbag which was in the room with him in the property on Moss Lane. Fortunately, nothing was stolen from the address on Broad Street.
When the occupants have returned, he has made his excuses and left.
The man is white, 40-45 years, stocky build, around 5ft 8in tall, clean shaven with short mousy coloured hair.