A SNEAK thief stole a purse containing cash and bankcards after walking into a Newton Farm kitchen.

The raider entered the rear garden of the property in Brampton Road between 8pm and 9.30pm last Sunday before breaking into the kitchen through an unlocked door. The black leather purse had a separate pouch on the side for a mobile phone and was taken from a handbag in the kitchen.

Contact PC Mark Herbert at Hereford Police Station on 08457 444 888 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.