Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman driver was stopped at Tesco’s in Hailsham and her purse stolen.
Police said a man and a woman stopped the driver on January 22 and said she had a nail in her tyre.
She checked the tyre but then discovered her purse had been stolen, police said.
A spokesman for Sussex Police said: “Please be aware of these types of distraction thefts and do not leave any purses or wallets in view.”
If you have any information regarding these incidents, contact police on 101 quoting serial reference 0556/22/01/14.