Harrogate police are investigating after a woman had her handbag snatched as she walked along Albert Street just before midnight on Saturday 9 March 2013.
The bag was later recovered on Albert Street and some of the contents were found in Library Gardens.
From reviewing CCTV footage, a man of slim build, 5’8 tall and wearing dark clothing with light coloured shoes/trainers is seen walking from Princess street crossing over the road, where he follows for 20 mtrs before running and grabbing the bag.
Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or saw a man running off from Albert Street towards the Hotel du Vin at around midnight on Saturday to contact them by calling 101.
Police are also appealing for a lady and man who stopped on Raglan to assist the victim as they may have valuable information.