Gardaí in Cavan and Virginia are appealing for information following two distraction thefts.
The incidents occurred around 1.30pm yesterday within an hour of each other, and are reported to be very similar.
On Main Street in Virginia a man approached a woman asking her to change coins into notes before managing to take a large sum of money.
Following this at around 2.40pm on Connolly Street in Cavan the same method was used on a male victim.
It is believed that the culprit had an accomplice and the public are urged to be vigilant, with Gardaí also appealing for any information to be reported to either Cavan or Virginia.