CCTV: Purse stolen from elderly woman during a shopping trip to Waitrose in Northampton

Police would like to speak to the man in these pictures
Police would like to speak to the man in these pictures

An elderly woman had her purse stolen after leaving it on a stool in Waitrose.

The woman had put her purse down at the Waitrose store in Kingsthorpe while she organised her shopping while in the cafe and left it on a stool when she left the shop.

A spokesman for Northamptonshire Police said: !On realising her mistake she returned to the shop to find it missing.

“Officers believe a man picked up her purse and stole it and are asking him to make contact.

“The man was elderly, white and wearing black clothes and glasses. He was carrying a briefcase.”

The purse was stolen sometime between 11.45am and 1.20pm on Wednesday, October 29.

Police would like to speak to this man pictured or anyone who may have witnessed this incident.

Witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymsously on 0800 555 111.