POLICE are appealing to the public to be vigilant after a number of thefts from cars in the Chester, Ellesmere Port and Northwich area.
Two men, described as Eastern European, have been approaching lone females in supermarket car parks as they go to or enter their cars.
One offender will distract the victim by asking for directions while his accomplice steals from the car. Items stolen have included bank cards and cash.
Three such incidents have occurred since November 3: at Aldi on Leicester Street, Northwich; Sainsbury's in Chester; and near to Cheshire Oaks.
The offenders made off from the scene in a silver or dark maroon car.
Anyone with any information or who witnessed any of these crimes should call the Vehicle Crime Unit at Ellesmere Port on 0845 458 0000.