A CCTV image has been released of a man suspected of stealing a purse from a woman's handbag in Northallerton.

North Yorkshire Police said the alleged incident happened outside the Marks and Spencer store in Friarage Street between 4.40pm and 5pm on Saturday July 13.

A spokeswoman said: "A man approached a trolley outside the store where a handbag had been left. The man then removed a purse from the handbag and later used a bank card from within the purse to withdraw money.

"Officers are asking members of the public to get in touch if they recognise the person in the CCTV image, as they believe he will have information that can help the investigation."

  • Anyone with any information is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or crimestoppers-uk.org