Manning Great Lakes Police District has warned Taree residents about a woman approaching homes and attempting to steal items.
Two incidents were reported to police on Tuesday, September 10.
Once the woman attended to a home, she has asked to either use a phone, see a phone book, get a cup of coffee, glass of water or to use the toilet.
If the woman is allowed inside, she distracts residents and attempts to steal property.
She has mainly targeted elderly residents.
To report any incidents or information that may help with the investigation, contact Taree Police Station on 65520399.
Residents are advised to not let the woman gain access to your property under any circumstances.