THIS is the moment that appears to show unscrupulous thieves stealing a bag from an elderly lady as she does her shopping.

The image shows the alleged thieves stooping down to take the lady's bag while she was looking at one of the shelves in supermarket, Morrisons, before leaving the store.

The picture was shared by outraged online Facebook users who claimed the woman was in her 80s and the theft took place at the store in Roman Way, Malvern, on the morning of November 19.

The text accompanying the post said: “These two stole a handbag off a lady in her 80’s this morning at Morrisons Malvern.

"Share, name and shame please.”

Staff from the store confirmed police were called after the theft and took statements from witnesses at the scene.

As well as sharing the post, social media users shared their disgust.

Angela Leaver wrote: “This really isn’t right."

Kate Hindley said: “How awful.”

Nobody from West Mercia Police was available for comment.

Anyone who saw the theft or who has any information about it, should call 101.