A woman was punched in the face in Grange Park, Alfreton, when a man tried to grab her handbag.
The 44-year-old woman was approached around 11.20am yesterday (Tuesday, January 21).
The woman kept hold of her bag and the man punched her before running off in the direction of Grange Street empty handed.
The victim suffered redness and swelling to her face.
The offender is described as white, around 5ft 9 inches tall, in his late 20s, wearing black jogging bottoms, a grey hooded jumper and a black baseball cap. Witnesses or anyone with information should call police on 101.