A woman was dragged a 'significant distance' after one of three men attempted to steal her bag.
The incident unfolded in the Wainoni area, in Christchurch, on Monday.
At about 6.50pm, a 26-year-old woman was walking on Niven Road when she was approached by three men in a vehicle.
"One of the men attempted to take her bag, and at the same time, the vehicle has started driving off while she was holding on to it," says police.
"She was then dragged a significant distance ending up on Breezes Road."
Police would like to speak to anyone who was in the Breezes Road/Avondale Road area at the time and may have seen the incident or anything suspicious.
Contact Detective Sergeant Joanne Parks on 03 3637400.
Alternatively, information can be left anonymously via the Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 line.