Police in Scarborough are appealing for public help in tracing a woman who may be able to help reunite cash with its rightful owner.
A 65-year-old local woman withdrew the money from a cash point at Tesco in Westwood at about 8.15am on Saturday 22 December 2012.
However, the woman mistakenly walked away from the machine with the cash still in the dispenser. When she returned the money was not there.
The woman reported the incident to the police and enquiries began including checking CCTV footage.
The footage shows another woman approach the cash point soon after the money was left.
PC Gemma Tate, of the Scarborough Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “This was a nightmare scenario for the woman who lost the money and caused her a great deal of distress. The fact that it happened just before Christmas made it all the more upsetting.
“We are doing everything we can to help and we are hopeful that the lady in the CCTV images might be able to assist the investigation.
“If you recognise yourself, please come forward as soon as possible. If you know who the woman is or where she lives, we would be very grateful for the information.”
If you can help the investigation, please call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for Gemma Tate. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org