One male is aged approximately mid 40s and is approximately 170 centimetres tall and slightly overweight.
The second male is in his late 30s, approximately 180 centimetres tall and medium build.
There are two occasions between 2pm and 2.30pm last Thursday October 18 where attempts have been made to purchase goods.
On both occasions a male has presented a card and had it swiped on the store's EFTPOS machines.
The transactions were declined and the male presenting the card has then attempted to have the shopkeeper perform a manual transaction.
On both occasions the male has left empty handed.
On one occasion a second male entered a store with the male who presented the card. These males had a conversation and the short male left the store.
Anyone who has knowledge of these men or may have become targets of these men are asked to contact Acting Sergeant Matthew Cashman at the Ararat Police Station on 5355 1500