Police appeal for your help after elderly woman is robbed of £1,000 in Longton

POLICE have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with a theft in Stoke-on-Trent.

At around 1.30pm on Wednesday, November 14 an elderly woman withdrew £1,000 from a bank in Longton.

As the woman walked towards Matalan, on Heathcote Road, she was approached by a man who asked for directions. She stopped to help him and was distracted with a map, as he took the cash from her handbag.

The man is described as eastern European, around 30 years old, 5ft tall and of a slim build. He was wearing black skinny fit trousers, a grey chequered jacket and black patent shoes.

Enquiries are on-going, and officers would like to speak to anyone who recognises the man or can assist with the investigation.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Staffordshire Police by emailing [email protected] and quoting incident number 389 of 14 November.

Alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.