AN ELDERLY person was one of the victims allegedly targeted by a distraction thief in Leominster.

There were reports of two incidents of an Asian female who stole after speaking to the two people in the town about sponsorship.

At around 12.30pm on November 1, the woman stole cash from one of the victims' wallet when asking for ID on High Street.

At a similar time, an elderly victim had their wallet stolen in West Croft.

Anyone with information should contact West Mercia Police on 101, quoting 506s 011119 for the High Street incident and 423s 011119 for West Croft.