Police are looking to trace a man in his early 20s in relation to an attempted mugging on Perth’s South Inch.
Officers are appealing for information about the alleged theft which happened at the city centre park between 1.45am and 2am on Tuesday morning.
A man was approached by another man, with a bike, who engaged him in conversation before stealing his wallet from his pocket.
The two then had what police described as “a brief struggle” before the perpetrator ran off towards Edinburgh Road.
The thief made off empty handed and the victim’s property was recovered.
Police have suggested that the incident may have appeared to any passers-by that it was some kind of fight between two men rather than an ongoing theft.
A police spokesperson said: “Officers would like to trace a man described as white, in his early 20s, about 5’6” with blond hair.
“The man was wearing a dark long-sleeved top, blue jeans and white trainers. He arrived on the South Inch in possession of a white bicycle but left this behind when he ran off.
“If you were in the area around that time and saw or heard any part of this incident, or if you have any other information that could assist our investigation, please call 101 or speak with any police officer.
“Also, information can be given anonymously through Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111. Our reference is CR/19120/19.”