Gardaí are investigating a handbag snatch in the Racehill Close area of Ashbourne.

The victim was sitting in her car around 9.40 last night, when a male approached and knocked on the window.

When the woman rolled down the window, he grabbed her handbag from the seat of the car and fled.

Witnesses or anyone who noticed suspicious activity in the area is being asked to contact Ashbourne Garda Station on 01-8010600.

Gardaí are also appealing for dashcam footage.