A thief pushed a woman over and snatched her bag in a Hove street early this morning (Tuesday 8 August).
She gave chase but was unable to catch the man, Sussex Police said. He escaped with her passport, bank cards and cash.
The force said: “Police are seeking witnesses to an incident in which a 33-year-old woman walking in Clarendon Road, Hove, was pushed over and had her shoulder bag snatched from her.
“The robbery occurred at around half an hour after midnight during the early hours of Tuesday 8 August.
“Although the woman gave chase, the offender ran off through the Goldstone flats car park.
“The woman’s peach-coloured bag contained some £50 cash, a passport and two bank cards.
“The offender is described as a white man, 5ft 10in, of medium build and with a shaved head.
“He was wearing a dark coloured jacket and trousers.
“Anyone who saw what happened or who may have other relevant information is asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org, report details online or phone 101, quoting serial 56 of 08/08.
“Alternatively they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.”