A THIEF stole a wallet from a man as he loaded his shopping into his car.

Hundreds of pounds of cash was stolen when the thief took the black leather wallet from the boot lid of a blue BMW parked at Asda in Priory Chase, Rayleigh.

A man aged in his sixties and from Rawreth was loading his shopping into the car at the time.

Anyone with information about the incident, at about 4.30pm on Monday, June 30, can call Sgt Steve Joynes at Rayleigh police station on 101.