THIEVES stole thousands of pounds from a man in Colchester.

The man, who is in his 60s, was hassled by four people through the town centre after withdrawing the four-figure sum of money from a cashpoint.

It is thought the money was stolen when one of the group, a woman, barged into him.

He was followed by the group from Long Wyre Street, through Red Lion Walk and on to St Nicholas Street before they ran away.

The incident happened at around 3pm on Friday, November 2.

Police have released an efit of the woman.

Anyone who can identify her should conact PC Dan Smith at Colchester area investigation team on 101 or Crimestopper anonymously on 0800 555111.