Police are releasing CCTV images and appealing for information after a 94-year-old woman had money stolen in a distraction theft in Chippenham at 1.45pm on Wednesday last week.

The victim withdrew cash from Lloyds Bank in the High Street. On leaving, she was followed by two females into WH Smith's. One distracted the victim whilst the other stole the money and purse from her shopping trolley. Police say the victim was shaken and upset by the theft. She had withdrawn the money to buy Christmas gifts for her grandchildren. If you have any information, call the police on101 quoting reference number 54180115264.