An 85-year-old woman has been taken to hospital after she was attacked and robbed in Dumfries.
It happened at around 4am on the town's High Street, near to the Midsteeple.
She was knocked to the ground by a man who snatched her bag and fled the scene.
She was treated at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary for head injuries.
After reviewing CCTV footage of the attack, police want to trace the attacker who is said to be approximately 5'5ft tall, wearing dark trousers and white trainers.
Anyone who can help should call police on the 101 number.