A shopkeeper had her bag snatched as she closed her business on Friday night.
Two men approached the woman at about 8.30pm as she locked up her shop in High Town Road.
They assaulted her and grabbed her handbag before attempting to flee but members of the public gave chase and were able to recover the bag.
Det Con Tim Worden said: “This was a cowardly attack on a woman who has been left extremely shaken by the assault and robbery. Thankfully she did not suffer serious injury and members of the public were able to assist her and retrieve her belongings.
“However, this was a violent attack and it is important that we find the people responsible. I’m keen to speak with anyone who may have seen the assault and robbery taking place or from anyone who has further information.”
Call 01582 394434, the non-emergency number 101, or text information to 07786 200011.