Distraction thefts

Kawartha Lakes OPP are asking for the public's help as they investigate several thefts from area homes.

Police have reports that a man is knocking on the doors of elderly residents, saying he is there to pave the driveway or to meet somebody for the sale of a product.

When the resident tells them they are at the wrong address, the man asks to use their phone or washroom to gain access to the home.

Once inside, the man is allegedly stealing cash, purses and other products, without the resident knowing.

Police are asking the public to be aware of this and to report any suspicious activities - persons or vehicles - to police.