An 89-year-old woman was robbed of her handbag in Glasgow city centre on Sunday.
The pensioner was walking along St George's Road at around 7pm when she was approached by a young woman who engaged her in conversation.
The woman then stole the pensioner's handbag which contained a small amount of money and paperwork.
The pensioner did not require hospital treatment but was left badly shaken, say police.
The woman ran off north towards Garscube Road and is described as white, between 20-30 years old, of slim build and between 5ft 1in and 5ft 5in.
She had dark hair which was pulled back and she was wearing a brown or black belted jacket, light jeans and light trainers and was carrying a handbag.
Officers are now reviewing CCTV from the surrounding area.
Constable Katy Allan, from City Centre Police Office, said: "This was a terrifying and cowardly attack on a vulnerable, elderly woman. She's been left very upset by her ordeal."
Anyone with information is asked to contact city centre police office on 0141 532 3000 or call Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555 111.
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