Police have issued an appeal to help trace a woman in connection with several watch thefts in Epping.

Officers in Essex want to speak to Monica Constantin, who may also be known as Monalisa, over a series of thefts that happened between May 19 and July 4.

The 29-year-old is described as 5ft 2inches tall with tanned skin, and has links to north east London.

She has dark brown or black hair and brown eyes and spoke with an east European accent.

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Monica Constantin. Picture: Essex Police.Monica Constantin. Picture: Essex Police.

She also has links to a number of locations in Essex including Brentwood and Epping.

Police urged anyone who has seen Ms Constantin or knows where she is to call them on 101 or via Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.