POLICE have released an e-fit image of a man they want to trace in connection with a distraction burglary in Hampshire.

Officers issued it after a handbag was stolen from a home in Hunts Pond Road, Locks Heath.

A couple in their 60s were distracted at the front door while someone went in the side door and grabbed the bag from the kitchen.

It happened shortly before 6.30pm on Wednesday, January 8. 

Anyone who recognises the man or has any information should contact DC Sandra Peet on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.