POLICE are still hunting for a woman after she snatched thousands of pounds from inside a Hampshire bank while a customer's back was turned.

The city-wide hunt was launched on Wednesday afternoon when the thief struck as the victim spoke to staff at a Southampton branch of Barclays and made off with at least £5,000.

Officers are still looking for the woman and the bag of cash and are appealing for any witnesses to come forward to help them the person responsible.

As previously reported, staff at the Shirley Road bank raised the alarm when the bundles of cash in a Cash Converters carrier bag were taken.

Victim Salaur Rahman, 42, claims as much as £10,000 could be in the bag because he had withdrawn £15,000 in total and had removed some of the money from the bag shortly before it was taken.

The woman they are hunting is described as slim, in her 20s, with blonde hair which was in a ponytail. She was wearing black three-quarter-length trousers, a black vest and blue trainers.

Anyone with information about the theft should contact Shirley police station on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.