Cruel pickpocket who pinched pensioner's wallet in Northampton caught on camera

This man is believed to have stolen an 80-year-old's wallet.
This man is believed to have stolen an 80-year-old's wallet.

A heartless thief picked the pocket of an 80-year-old man as they chatted in the east of Northampton.

The pensioner was in Elmington Road, Rectory Farm, at around 10.15am on Wednesday, March 22, when he got into conversation with a stranger.

The victim reached into his car to retrieve something when the man took his wallet from his back pocket.

Anybody who recognises the man in the attached CCTV image is asked to contact police.

Witnesses or anyone with information can contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 111 555.