Police are appealing for information to help identify the man in the CCTV images.
Officers want to speak to the man in connection with a theft at Aldi supermarket in Ripon.
The incident happened at 10.50am on 20 March 2017, when a man reached into the handbag of an elderly woman and stole her purse. The purse contained a quantity of cash and sentimental items.
Anyone who recognises the man or who has any information, is asked to contact police. Dial 101, press 2 and ask to speak to PC 429 Lana Beardsley or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Please quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number 12170046917.