Police are hunting a woman after a broad daylight mugging in Aberdeen.
At around 9am on Thursday a 27-year-old woman was walking in the city's Ashgrove Road when another woman pounced from behind, threatened the victim and stole her handbag.
The woman did not need medical treatment, but was left 'very distressed' following the early morning attack.
The suspect is described as white, around five foot inches tall with a gaunt appearance and slim build.
She has auburn coloured hair, tied in a plait.
At the time of the mugging she was wearing trousers.
Officers are scouring CCTV footage from in and around the area for any additional information.
Police are appealing for witnesses and anyone with dash cam footage to come forward.
Detective Barry Wallace said: “A young woman has been extremely upset by this incident.
"I am appealing to members of the public who were in the area around the time of the incident, did you see it, did you see the suspect?
"If you have any information, please contact us.
"I would also appeal to motorists to check their dash cams as it could have captured images which could assist our investigation.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Police Scotland via 101, quoting incident number 0831 of Thursday, August 6.
Or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be given anonymously.