CCTV pictures have been released of three people police want to snatch after a shopper had their bank card snatched.
The woman was in Morrisons supermarket in St Johns Way, Corringham, and was paying for her shopping.
She had put her card into the chip and pin holder at the till when a man started speaking to her and the cashier. It is believed that while he distracted the pair, two people stood behind the victim removed her card from the reader.
All three of them then left the store and the card was used to withdraw cash from a cash machine and again at the town's Post Office before it was blocked.
The incident occured between 2pm and 3pm on Wednesday, February 6.
Anyone who recognises the three people caught on CCTV are asked to call Essex Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.