Police investigating a theft have released images of two people they would like to speak to as part of their enquiries.

At around 2pm on Monday October 5, a handbag and purse was stolen from a vehicle parked in Borehamwood Shopping Park.

The elderly victim was left distraught when she returned to find her belongings missing.

Ian and Anna Hobey, who were out shopping, stepped in to help the woman and took her home.

They also set up a fundraising page for the woman which raised more than £1,500 in just 24 hours.

Police have been investigating the theft and have now issued a CCTV appeal.

Borehamwood Times:

Police believe these two people can help with their enquiries. Credit: Herts Police

PCSO Caitlin McMullen said: "The elderly victim had temporarily left her belongings on her car seat while she went to the trolley park and returned to find them gone. She has understandably been left very distressed by what happened.

"Our enquiries into the incident are continuing and we are now looking to identify the two people pictured, as we believe they could have information which would assist the investigation. If you recognise them, please get in touch."

Anyone with information is asked to email Caitlin.McMullen@herts.pnn.police.uk, visit herts.police.uk/report, call 101 quoting crime reference 41/80045/20, or visit crimestoppers-uk.org.