A CCTV image has been released of a man police want to speak to after an elderly woman was followed around a Northampton store before having her purse taken.
The victim is believed to have been followed around the Aldi store in Wellingborough Road.
A purse was then said to have been removed from a bag hanging on the back of a shopping trolley.
A spokesman said: "Police have released CCTV images of a man they hope will be able to assist with their enquiries."
Police said today that the alleged offence took place on Tuesday, October 11 between 10.30am and 11.40am.
Anyone with information can contact Northamptonshire Police on 101. Alternatively, they can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.