POLICE have released an image of a man they would like to trace in connection with the alleged theft of some sunglasses from a store at Lakeside.

It is believed the man went into The Sunglass Hut at the busy shopping centre at about 8.45pm on Tuesday, July 15.

He allegedly selected a pair of Prada sunglasses worth £400 and left without making an attempt to pay.

He was wearing a white T-shirt and black jeans and was with a woman and a child at the time.

If you recognise him please contact Pc Jennifer Gray at Thurrock Neighbourhood Policing Team on Essex Police 101.

People can also leave information anonymously via independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.