A woman from Polegate has been hit in the chest and robbed of her purse in Bexhill.
The 63-year-old was in Cooden Sea Road between 4.25-4.35pm on Wednesday 11 January, when a man approached her.
He is described as white, aged in his twenties or thirties, 6', and of large build. He was wearing a dark coloured jacket with the hood up, and dark coloured trousers.
Investigator Lucy Marshall said, "During the attack the woman received a blow to her chest area which caused shortness of breath and she has been left feeling shocked and scared."
Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org quoting serial 948 of 11/1.
You can also report online here.
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.