A pensioner had her stolen purse returned after have-a-go-heroes chased the thief into a car park in Halifax yesterday.
The elderly victim was on Gibbet Street at around noon when a man took her purse from her handbag.
Two people who saw what happened chased the thief into a care home car park where he dropped the purse and a rucksack.
A man has been arrested in connection with the theft.
Detectives have thanked the two people who helped and are appealing for anyone else who saw what happened to get in touch.
Anyone who can help should call Calderdale CID on 01422 337086.
Information can also be passed on anonymously via CrimeStoppers on 0800 555111.