Around 11.30am on Friday 17 April 2020, a woman dropped her purse after paying for items from a liquor store on Camborne Way Butler.
Almost immediately, a man saw the purse on the ground, picked it up and walked out of the store.
The woman returned to the store as soon as she realised her purse was missing and staff viewed the CCTV vision of the area which showed the actions of the man.
Police have released a CCTV image of a man who they believe may be able to assist them with their investigation.
The man is described as: Light skinned, around 30 years of age, medium build, wearing black cap and black top. He has tattoos on both of his upper arms.
If you have any information about the identity of this man or details of this offence please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au. You can remain anonymous if you wish and rewards are available once charges are laid. Please quote Reference Number 9610.