The Hume Police District is once again reminding residents in the Southern Highlands to be aware of thieves, posing as tradespeople.
In the most recent incident, reports were received of a suspicious person seen in the Colo Vale, Hill Top and Buxton areas.
It comes after other instances where people have been posing as tree loppers, canvassing local streets to commit break and enters.
The individuals involved have been wearing high-visible work shirts but have no tools, no trade vehicles and are looking for properties where nobody is home.
Police say it's a timely reminder for people to be vigilant regarding home safety.
If you see anything suspicious makesure you grab the number plate of the vehicle/ any descriptions and contact local Police immediately.
IMAGE CREDIT: Southern Highlands Police