A pedestrian had her purse stolen as she lay on the ground after being struck by a car in South Lanarkshire.
The 64-year-old woman was knocked off her feet causing the contents of her bag to fall out onto pavement on Townhead Street, Hamilton at 11.20am on Tuesday.
While onlookers helped her to her feet a man walking a small dog was seen to approach the group before making off in a hurry towards Keith Street.
It was only after the woman gathered her possessions and packed them back into her bag that she noticed that her purse was missing.
The woman was later treated in hospital for a broken arm.
The man is described as white, 6ft tall with short brown hair. He was wearing glasses and a dark and silver coloured top.
Strathclyde Police have described the incident as "appalling".
Inspector Gillian Scott, from Hamilton Police Office, said: “We are appalled that someone would, while their victim is clearly unable to protect themselves, take advantage of a person in this way.
"I would appeal to anyone who may recognise the man’s description, or who may have any knowledge of his identity to contact Hamilton Community Policing Team on 01698 483300 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111, where they can pass information in confidence."
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