A THIEF stole a purse belonging to a woman in her 80s while she shopped in Swindon then spent hundreds of pounds from her debit card.

The criminal carried out the crime in Sainsbury's on Oxford Road on November 1.

The victim's bank stopped attempts to use her debit card after the thief used it to pay for items worth £305 from Argos in Greenbridge.

Wiltshire Police released a picture of a man they would like to speak to in connection to the theft and fraud.

Anyone who can help should call 101.