POLICE are hunting a bag-snatch thief who preyed on an elderly woman in Heage.
The woman was targeted while walking along School Lane, Heage, at 3.15pm on Monday April 30.
A green Vauxhall Astra pulled up beside her before a man jumped out from the driver’s side of the car and grabbed her handbag.
The mugger is described as a white male, in his late-twenties, of medium build, who was wearing jeans.
The passenger in the car was said to be wearing a baseball cap.
Police are urging anyone with information to call them on their non-emergency 101 number.