A woman in her eighties had her purse stolen in a distraction theft.

Police have released CCTV images of two women they would like to speak to in connection with the theft, which happened on Thursday 16 June in Newport Pagnell High Street.

At around 11.15am, the victim was distracted and had her purse stolen. The purse contained cash, bank cards and personal items.

Police believe the two women in the photos could have information on the incident.

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Investigating officer PC Peter Green, based at Milton Keynes police station, said: “We would like to appeal to anybody who recognises the women in this image to please get in touch as we believe they may have information in connection with this incident.

“You can get in touch by either making a report online or by calling 101 quoting reference number 43220264096.

“Alternatively, for 100% anonymity, you can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”