A 93-year-old lady was robbed when a mugger snatched her handbag as she walked through St Lawrence graveyard in Ramsgate.
The robber had been standing on the churchyard path and struck as the pensioner walked past.
He ran off towards Manston Road and turned left out of the churchyard. His victim was left shocked but unhurt.
Police are seeking witnesses to the incident that happened at about 1.45pm on Thursday, February 8.
The robber is white, thought to be aged between 25-27, and around 5ft 8in-5ft 10in tall. He had dark hair and was thin, pale and gaunt. He had a dishevelled and unkempt appearance.
Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Kim Clemo at Margate police station on 01843 222062.