(Credits: Nottinghamshire Police)

Nottinghamshire Police Police have released an image of a man they wish to trace after a robber snatched a 66-year-old woman’s handbag.

The incident happened on January 2 in Forest Road, Sutton-in-Ashfield at around 2:15pm.

The victim was walking home from Skegby Mini Market when she was followed by a stranger.

As she turned into the alleyway alongside Beechwood Court, the suspect has forcefully grabbed the victim’s bag from her shoulders.

He has then fled the scene and made off in the direction of Beechwood Close.

Detective Constable Lisa Shields, who is investigating the incident, said: “This is an extremely serious incident, and it is imperative that we catch the suspect for this robbery.

“We believe that the suspect has followed his victim and then forcefully snatched her bag in an alleyway when he is out of plain sight and there were no witnesses around.

“The victim was obviously left extremely shaken by the incident.

“We have carried out a thorough investigation to find the person responsible and are calling on the public’s help.

“We have released some images of a man we wish to trace who could help us with our inquiries.

“If you know the man in the images or are the man in the images, then we ask you to get in touch with us immediately.”

Anyone with information can call 101 quoting incident number 0337 of January 2, 2023, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.