Police have asked people in Inverness to be on their guard after a 93-year-old man was targeted by a distraction theft.
The pensioner was one of two people affected by similar incidents in the city on Sunday evening.
The thefts happened at properties on Ord Terrace and Park Road, with a man persuading the householders to let him in.
The man claimed to be checking water pressures following concerns about properties in the area.
However, both victims discovered a short time later that low value items had been removed while the man was within.
Officers are carrying inquiries into the incident and are urging people to be aware.
They are looking to trace a man described as being in his late 20s, around 5ft 10ins with short dark hair in connection with the incidents.
He was wearing a yellow soft-shell style jacket and dark jeans.
Anyone with information can contact police on 101, quoting incident 2764 of 12 January, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
A police spokesman said: “Please be aware and do not allow anyone who claims to be carrying out work entry to your home if they do have identification.
“A genuine worker would be understanding and not put pressure on you to make an immediate decision.”