One of the men police would like to speak to.

One of the men police would like to speak to.

Two con artists approached a man on a northern-suburbs street and used a fake lotto ticket to scam him out more than $10,000, police believe.  

Police say the two men approached the victim on Pascoe Vale Road, Glenroy, about 2.30pm on July 22. 

One of the men told the victim he had a winning lotto ticket which he could not cash because he was an illegal immigrant. 

Police would like to speak to this man.

Police would like to speak to this man.

Senior constable Melissa Seach said the other offender offered to buy a share of the ticket and left briefly, returning with a wad of cash believed to be $40,000. 

The conmen convinced the victim to also buy into the ticket and went with him to a bank, where he withdrew more than $10,000 and gave it to the offenders. 

The victim then went home to collect more cash and jewellery, before going to a newsagency.

“The thieves then stole the remaining cash and jewellery from the car while the victim was inside the newsagency and fled the scene,” senior constable Seach said. 

Police have released images of two men they wish to speak to and have asked anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.