A thief smashed a car window before grabbing a handbag left in the footwell.
Police are appealing for witnesses following the theft which took place in Regent Street, Kettering, just after 3.30pm on Sunday (March 17).
A police spokesman said: “The front passenger window of a blue Peugeot 307 was smashed and a handbag stolen from the footwell.
“Motorists are reminded to always remove valuables when leaving their vehicle unattended.”
Witnesses to this incident, or anyone with information about it, can call Northamptonshire Police on 101 or information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.