POLICE have released CCTV images of two men they would like to speak to after an elderly woman's purse was stolen in a brazen theft.

The 80-year-old victim was shopping in Aldi in Ruscote Avenue, Banbury, at about 11.30am on Thursday when the incident happened.

It is believed she was watched entering her pin number at the till by two men.

The victim then moved to the bagging area, where the thieves distracted her and took her purse - which contained credit cards and cash.

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Investigating officer PC Anthony Cossar, based at Banbury police station, said: “I am releasing these CCTV images as I believe that the men pictured may have vital information about this incident.

“I urge anyone who recognises these men to contact police on 24-hour non-emergency number 101 quoting reference ‘43190194355’ or make a report online.

“Alternatively, reports can be made anonymously via independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”