Detectives are appealing for information and witnesses after a woman pushing her child in a pram was robbed in Hackney.
Police were called to Darenth Road, N16 at 15:37hrs on Sunday, 1 January following reports of a robbery.
Upon arrival officers spoke with a woman who had been robbed of her handbag by a single male suspect.
The victim was shocked by the ordeal but did not require hospital treatment. The child was unharmed.
The suspect is described as a light-skinned black male, aged 25-30 years 5ft 9ins tall, slim build with short cropped black hair. He was wearing a blue trench coat and blue jeans.
No arrests have been made. Enquiries are ongoing.
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.