A woman befriended a group of people at the Boston Clipper in College Street, Northampton and, when they went out into the smoking garden, a number of items were taken.
She is described as aged 35 to 45, slim and about 5ft 4in. She had black, straight shoulder-length hair and she was wearing a white vest top, a grey cardigan and coat with a fur hood. She had Ugg-style boots with suede and fur.
Three victims were targeted in the theft and items taken included a handbag with house keys and various Christmas presents including pyjamas and a bedding set.
Witnesses or anyone with information about the incident, some time between 10.30pm and midnight on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 111 555. Alternatively you can fill out the anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org