Police are appealing for the public’s help in tracing a man they want to speak to in connection with the theft of two handbags from a department store in Basildon.

At 4.20pm on January 7 two handbags were stolen from Debenhams in the Eastgate Centre.

Police want to speak to the man shown on CCTV.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Pc Patrick Walsh on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111