A sneak thief stole more than £400 from a 94-year-old man, who he distracted by spraying with tomato sauce.
The thief followed the man to his Newcastle home after they both got off the number 11 Stagecoach bus, on Stamfordham Road.
After spraying his victim with sauce, the thief offered to help clean it up, claiming it was an accident. He then took around £485 cash from his trouser pocket.
The theft happened at around 2.30pm on Wednesday, August 9. Police have now released CCTV footage of a man who was on the number 11 bus and may have information.
Anyone who can help police should contact 101 quoting log 574 08/09/17, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. They can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.