Wiltshire Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman had her handbag stolen by a man as she was paying for a car parking ticket in Chippenham on Friday.
The incident took place at about 3pm in Westmead Lane car park.
The victim describes the robber as being white, around 6ft 1ins tall and of slim build.
He was wearing a red top and dark shorts and was last seen running into Westmead Lane towards the former Hygrade factory.
The handbag contained items including a blue and white purse with £50 inside and a Nokia flip-type phone.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Wiltshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously.