A VAIN thief stole £800 of premium skin care products from Boots.

He snatched the products from the branch in Billericay High Street at about 2.10pm on Monday, August 4.

He took the items off the shelf and left without making any attempt to pay.

He is white, with brown, short hair and was wearing a white short-sleeved t-shirt, dark jogging bottoms and trainers.

Anybody who recognises the man in this CCTV image is asked to contact Pc Colin McCabe at the Basildon Retail Crime Unit on Essex Police 101.

Alternatively leave information anonymously with independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.