Police are chasing a man who distracted an elderly lady before swiping money from her purse in Dundee city centre.
The 76-year-old woman was approached outside St Paul’s Cathedral on Wednesday by a man she did not know, who asked her if she had change of a £1 coin.
When she opened her purse to look, he distracted her attention and took a quantity of notes from her purse without her seeing.
Police say she only discovered the theft some time later.
Officers would like to trace a man described as in his 30s, of Eastern European appearance with black hair, who was quite smartly dressed and wearing a black jacket.
Anyone with information that could assist the investigation is asked to call 101 or speak with any police officer.
Also, information can be given anonymously through Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111. The police reference is CR/29976/19.