A woman on crutches has been robbed while walking in east Belfast.
The thief snatched her handbag containing cash as she made her way along the Beersbridge Road.
It is thought the robber, described as being 5ft 7ins tall, distracted his victim by asking for a cigarette light.
The incident happened shortly after noon yesterday.
A PSNI spokesman urged anyone with information to contact detectives on 0845 600 8000.