The theft took place on Wednesfield Road, Heath Town, at 11.30am on December 29 after a woman was approached by two men.
One man distracted her while the other took her purse.
The men, when confronted, took money from the purse and threw it on the floor before they fled.
#Appeal | Do you recognise this man?— Wolverhampton Police (@wolvespolice) February 22, 2019
We want to speak to him after a woman’s purse was stolen in Wednesfield Road, Wolverhampton at 11.30am on Saturday 29 December.
Anyone with info can contact us, quoting 20WV/303060H/18 via Live Chat, calling 101 or contact Crimestoppers. pic.twitter.com/nkHVHV0VLh
A photograph of the man was released by Wolverhampton Police in a bid to identify him.
Anyone with information is urged to call police on 101, quoting crime reference number 20WV/303060H/18.
Alternatively, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111