A PICTURE of a suspected mobile phone thief has been released in a bid to track her down. 

Police want to interview her about at least two incidents in East Sussex in which mobile phones were stolen from shop staff.

Officers believe she may also have been involved in similar recent thefts elsewhere in the county and in Kent.

On October 6, a phone was stolen from staff at the Dapper M shop in Battle High Street.

On the same day, another phone was stolen from the Bridal Shop in Queens Road, Hastings, while a woman distracted staff with enquiries.

This woman was seen on both occasions.

She is described as of Indian appearance, 5ft 4in, slim, with long black hair, and had a bag or similar object around her waist "causing her to appear pregnant".

The Argus:

Investigators think this image and description, even with a facial covering, together with the circumstances, will enable someone to recognise her.

If you can help, please contact the police either online or by calling 101, quoting serial 789 of 06/10.