POLICE are warning people to be on the lookout after a report of a distraction theft in Prestwich.

Officers are asking people to take extra care while withdrawing money at cash machines after receiving a report of a theft involving a man in his 30s in the Longfield Centre.

They say the man was wearing tight purple trousers and a brown jacket.

A tweet from GMP Prestwich read: "Please take extra care around cash machines while withdrawing money.

"There have been reports of a distraction theft occurring in the Longfield Centre yesterday involving a 30+ years male wearing tight purple trousers and brown jacket.

"Enq's ongoing re CCTV etc.Please be vigilant."