Police are appealing for witnesses to an attempted robbery in Ryde High Street on Wednesday, November 2.
A 28-year-old woman was leaning into the boot of her car outside Iceland just after 2pm, when a man approached her.
While talking to her, he grabbed the strap of her handbag but failed to steal it.
PC Leah Fearn from Newport CID said:
“This incident happened on a busy high street in the middle of the afternoon, when there would have been lots of people around.