Hundreds of pounds were stolen from an elderly woman after she was distracted at a high street cash machine.

Essex Police are appealing to find four men they would like to speak to in connection with the theft that took place in High Street, Maldon on Friday September 28.

The 88-year-old woman was told by a man she had dropped cash on the floor and when she bent down to look, a man took her card and replaced it with another.

Suspects later managed to withdraw hundreds in cash from two cash machines in the town.

Anyone with information is asked to call Maldon police station on 101 quoting crime reference 42/142177/18.

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.