Police have launched an appeal after cash and a mobile phone was stolen during a burglary in Watford.

The incident happened on St Albans Road between midnight and 3am on July 25.

A woman in her 70s was asleep when the offender(s) entered the home and stole her mobile phone and cash form her purse.

When she woke up she realised the items had been taken and reported it to police.

Later that day her debit card was used to purchase goods at four different shops in the town.

Officers have now released images of a man they wish to identify and speak to as part of their enquiries.

Detective Constable Lewis Mortimer, from the Watford Local Crime Unit, said: "I appreciate some time has passed since this offence however we have recently obtained these CCTV images and it is our duty to the victim to follow up all viable lines of enquiry.

"Though the man’s face is obscured by a mask, do you recognise his clothing, or perhaps his stance/gait? If you think you may know who he is, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me."

You can report information online at herts.police.uk/report or call the non-emergency number 101 quoiting reference 41/58566/20.

Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.