A PAIR of thieves targeted an elderly woman and stole her purse as she shopped in a Royal Wootton Bassett supermarket.

The victim was in aisle one of Sainsbury’s in Boroughfields between 3.20pm and 4pm on Saturday, May 20, when she was distracted by a woman while a male accomplice reached into her handbag and took the purse, which contained personal property of sentimental importance.

The thieves then left the store.

Wiltshire Police have issued CCTV images of a man and woman they want to speak to in connection with the theft.

Anyone with information about the pair is asked to call 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.