The incident happened sometime between 4.40am and 5am on Monday, December 21, within Abbotsford Road. A 57-year-old woman was walking to work and had reached the fire station when a man approached from behind and stole her Tesco bag for life before running off toward Victoria Park.
Local officers are now urging anyone who can assist with their ongoing inquiries to come forward. The suspect is described only as white, tall and skinny and wearing a hooded top with the hood up.
Sergeant Stephen Granger from Galashiels Police Station said those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or alternatively Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.