Police would like to identify this man in connection with the theft of £20,000 worth of candles.

A lorry driver was making a delivery of candles to ASR Forwarding in Buckwin Square, Basildon.

He was approached by an unknown man, described in the E-fit, who asked him to park up around the corner in Repton Close.

The man knew what the delivery contained and the driver did not believe the request to have been out of the ordinary. The pallets containing the delivery were unloaded into a blue MAN lorry and then the driver left.

The offence happened on Wednesday, September 30, at about 8am. 

Anybody who recognises the man is asked to contact Pc Karen Turner-Morris at Basildon on Essex Police 101.

People can also give information to the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via an Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org