A man grabbed the victim around the neck and made off with the beige coloured item as she walked along Laburnum Road on Monday.

The robbery happened at around 6.15pm as the woman walked down the road away from Epsom High Street.

The suspect is described as a Black man, approximately 5’ 10’’ tall, well built, and with an untidy short black beard.

He was wearing a black jacket which was padded but not thick and black trousers.

After the robbery, he may have been carrying the woman’s beige bag over his shoulder.

If you witnessed this take place, have dashcam or CCTV footage of the area at the time, or can help police understand the suspect’s movements before or after the robbery, call 101 quoting PR/45240042058 via:

If you do not wish to leave your name, please call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.