AROUND £2,000 was stolen from the hand of a cash and carry store customer.
The victim, aged 26, had been walking into Booker Cash and Carry, in Williams Road, Hilsea, just before midday on Friday.
Another man walked up behind him and pulled a bag containing the money out of his hand before jumping into a waiting white van with two other men inside.
The main offender is described as a white male, in his late 20s, clean-shaven with dark hair, athletic build, wearing a half-sleeve T-shirt, dark shorts and black Nike flip-flops.
Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Jody Hendry on 101 or the anonymous Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.