Officers investigating a distraction burglary in Chesterfield have released CCTV images of the suspect.
The CCTV shows a man, who claimed to be from the local council, enter the home of a 73-year-old woman and then steal her handbag.
The burglary happened between 11.40am and 11.55am on Monday February 15 at a bungalow on Boythorpe Road. The burglar went into the woman’s home on the pretext of talking to her about plans for the garden and after speaking to her for about 10 minutes snatched her bag from beside her chair.
Her purse was found at 12.30pm, the same day, at the roadside on West Street near the junction with Foljambe Road.
Anyone who recognises the man in the CCTV or has any information should contact Detective Constable Damian Lowe on 101, quoting crime reference 6971/16 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.