An elderly woman’s bag was stolen by brazen thieves at a busy Dundee supermarket car park.
Police have appealed for information regarding the incident at Asda Milton of Craigie.
The woman was loading shopping into her car with her daughter at the parent and child spaces at the supermarket when she left her handbag on the bag hook of their shopping trolley next to them.
Despite leaving her bag unguarded momentarily, her bag was gone by the time she turned back.
In a bid for witnesses to the theft on Friday around 11.30am, a spokesman for Police Scotland said: “Although their attention was only averted for a matter of seconds, the bag was taken.
“Unfortunately as the car park was busy at the time, they do not have any description of anyone who could be responsible.
“CCTV has confirmed that the bag was still with them when they left the store, and has definitely been stolen outside. Unfortunately, the incident itself was not caught on camera.
“This took place in the “parent and child” spaces at the front of the building, at the northern end of the car park near to Longtown Road.
“As we mentioned, the car park was busy with customers at the time. If you think you may have seen this incident, or perhaps saw someone running away along Longtown Road, please let us know.
“If you have any information that could assist our enquiries, please call 101 or speak with any police officer. Also, information can be given anonymously through Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111. Our reference is CR/25565/18.”