A man was caught on CCTV stealing a woman's phone as she lay dying on a street.

The St. Louis Police Department say initial investigations show the 64-year-old woman was out jogging when she collapsed.

She has been identified as Jacquelyn “Jackie” Olden, and is believed to have suffered a heart attack.

A man is seen in video footage hovering around and looking at her as she lies on the ground.

He then stole her phone as she lay dying in the street.

The man was then seen getting into a red van and driving away.

Emergency services rushed to the scene after receiving a call and took the woman to a hospital, where she was sadly pronounced dead.

The man approaches the woman
The CCTV was released by police

Officers have arrested 35-year-old Brian Davenport following the incident.

"The Circuit Attorney’s Office issued one count of Felony Stealing," the police force said on their Facebook page.

Tributes have been paid to Jackie by the private school where she worked as a kitchen assistant until recently.

He appears to bend down
Officers arrested 35-year-old Brian Davenport in connection with the incident

“For seven years, her bright smile and positive spirit were an encouragement to all,” the Rossman School wrote on Facebook. 

Detectives are asking anyone with information on the phone theft to contact a 3rd Dist. Detective at 314-444-2500.