Police are urging Hawke's Bay locals to be cautious after a group of children selling lemons door-to-door asked to enter a Napier home, then stole the owner's wallet.
The incident, which occurred on Monday night, saw a child ask a Tamatea homeowner if they could use their bathroom.
Once inside the house, it's understood they stole multiple items before fleeing.
In a post to Facebook, the victim's neighbour - who also answered her door to them - said the group was made up of five children, ranging in age from about five to 13.
Police told Newshub they are currently investigating the incident, and have made enquiries. However they are not aware of any other reports of theft involving the group.
Police say people should be cautious when letting strangers into their home.