Police officers were called to an incident in Stoke-on-Trent city centre.
Officers attended Stafford Street in Hanley, shortly after 1pm today (March 20) at the Hanley Walk-In Centre.
It came after reports of a theft.
A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: “Officers were called to a report of a theft at the walk-in centre at Stafford Street just after 1pm today (20 March).
“A handbag was taken by a man who walked off.
“Iquiries are on-going.
“Anyone with information should message Staffordshire Police on Facebook or Twitter.”