Police have released a photograph of a woman they would like to speak to following the theft of a purse in Rishton.
A 55-year-old woman left her red leather purse containing £350 on a bollard outside the Co-op store on Harwood Road while she was talking to a friend, and forgot about it.
Someone then stole the purse after she walked away.
PC Rubina Akoo, from Blackburn Police, said: “This woman has lost £350 because someone hasn’t done the decent thing and handed in the purse, instead they have stolen it.
“I would like to speak with the woman pictured so would ask anyone who recognises her to get in contact with us.”
The incident took place at around 10pm on Saturday, June 13.
Anyone with information can call PC 4216 Rubina Akoo on 01254 353970 or if they fail to get an answer, they can ring 101 quoting incident reference LC-201410614-0898.
Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.