A SHOCKED pensioner had her handbag snatched by a man riding a bicycle in Lymington.

Hampshire Police have since released an image, captured on CCTV, of a man they want to speak to in connection with the incident.

The theft took place at 2.50pm on Sunday, November 11, as the 71-year-old victim was walking along Avenue Road.

Police say the suspect, wearing a bright yellow jacket, rode up behind the OAP before snatching the bag out of her hand and riding off into a side road.

Then he changed direction and rode towards Lymington Police Station.

The victim's handbag contained her mobile phone and purse.

If you have information ring 101, quoting reference number 44180423851.