POLICE want to identify this man in connection with the theft of tobacco from a Chelmsford store.

The man is alleged to have gone into The Cabin in Beehive Line at around 8.10am on Wednesday July 17, distracted the shop assistant and took the packet of Amber Leaf tobacco.

Anybody with any information about the man in the photo is asked to contact Pc Christ Leavett at Chelmsford on Essex Police 101. People can also leave details anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.