An elderly woman had cash stolen while she was at a newsagents in Portslade, prompting police to release a CCTV picture of their prime suspect in the case.
Sussex Police said: “Police have released an image of a man wanted in connection with the theft of cash at a newsagents in Portslade.
“Shortly after 1pm on Friday 22 April an elderly woman was at the counter in Rishi News, in South Street, when she became distracted by a young child.
“She later realised her purse was missing and, upon returning to the store to collect it, she discovered £60 in cash was missing.
“The suspect is described as a white man in his thirties, wearing a black hat and a striped t-shirt or jumper.”
Anyone with any information is asked to phone Sussex Police on 101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.