AN elderly woman suffered a suspected broken finger when she had her handbag snatched as she was on her way to church.
Police say the 68-year-old victim was walking along Westernmoor Road in Neath at around 10.30am on Sunday when a woman grabbed the bag.
She ran off towards Wellfield Avenue, past Gnoll School.
Although the bag was later recovered, a red leather purse containing cash and credit cards was missing.
A police spokesman said: "The victim suffered a suspected broken finger and was left very shaken."
The female suspect was white, around 5ft 5in, of slim build and with a long face.
She had shoulder-length brown or blonde hair and was wearing dark clothing.
Anyone who can help is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.