A CCTV image has been issued by officers investigating a report of a theft in Edenbridge.

The victim was reaching for an item on a lower shelf and, while she was distracted, her purse was stolen.

The incident happened at around 4.30pm on Tuesday 5 September 2023, at a shop in Fircroft Way.

An investigation is underway to recover the purse which contained bank cards and also an item of particular sentimental value to the victim.

Image issued

Officers are now able to release a CCTV image of a man who may be able to assist with their enquiries.

Edenbridge purse theft
Do you recognise this man?

Anybody who recognises him is urged to contact the Kent Police appeal line on 01622 604100, quoting reference number 46/160397/23.

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555111 or using the anonymous online form on their website.

By Ed

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