POLICE are hunting a thief who took a purse containing hundreds of pounds.
The raider sneaked into a house in Nicholas Avenue, Whitburn, at about 8.50am on Thursday.
A purse was taken before the raider was disturbed by the occupant and fled.
The intruder is described as white, about 6ft, in his late 30s and slim.
He had dark brown hair and was wearing dark overalls.
Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact them on 101 ext 69191, quoting the reference number 227 210 814.