Greater Manchester Police are warning that a man recently released from prison is likely to offend again.
He targets elderly and vulnerable victims around the Old Trafford area.
The man is asian, slim build, previously known to wear black turban type head covering and dark facial hair.
His methods have included sneaking in to open or insecure doors, posing as a security guard, asking for a glass of water, posing as a floor fitter.
This man then steals money from the victim from purses and has stolen high value items like jewellery.
You must report any suspicious callers on 101 or in an emergency ring 999.