Police in Manchester are searching for a thief who threatened and assaulted an elderly woman before stealing her handbag.
The 68-year-old was returning home from Droylsden town centre when she was dragged to the floor as a man grabbed her bag from behind and attempted to pull it from her grasp. He then went to punch her in the face, causing her to flinch and release her grip on the bag.
The incident happened on Lock Keepers Court off Manchester Road at around 1pm on Monday, June 13.
The man fled up High Bank Road with the woman's groceries and £25 in cash.
He is described as white, 20-22-years-old, slim build and wearing a dark navy quilted rain coat, black jeans and black trainers.
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting incident number 130616/1043, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.