West Midlands Police has released CCTV footage that captures the moment a thief on a bicycle stole a woman's handbag in a ride-by robbery.

The incident in Dudley shows the robber cycle up to a 68-year-old woman before snatching her handbag, sending the pensioner tumbling to the floor as he rides off with the bag containing £20.

The woman, who has not been named, suffered bruising and shoulder pain from the incident. The thief is described as white, aged 16 to 20, and was wearing a grey top, blue shorts and white trainers.

West Midlands Police has asked for anyone with information to contact the police non-emergency number on 101. Alternatively, they can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.