A picture of a suspect caught on CCTV after a woman’s purse was stolen from West Parley has been released by police.
The purse was stolen from an unattended handbag in a communal changing room at Pioneer Personal Training in New Road sometime between 5.30pm and 6pm on Monday 1 August.
When the victim discovered the theft and contacted her bank to cancel her cards, she was informed it had already been fraudulently used twice.
The suspect is described as white and was wearing a baseball cap and dark clothing. It is believed that he was travelling in a silver or blue Vauxhall car, possibly an Astra or Vectra.
Police Constable Amy Bowkis, of Ferndown police, said: “As part of my investigation I am now in a position to issue a CCTV image of the suspect.
“I appreciate the image is not very clear but I would urge anyone who recognises this man from the clothing he is wearing to please contact Dorset Police urgently.”