A man in a wheelchair had his groceries stolen by two men who ran off in Chard on Saturday.
Police say the man in his 80s, went to the Co-Op on Fore Street to buy some groceries. He left the shop at around 4.20pm and was making the journey home when he was approached by two men sat on a bench.
One man asked him for the time before they both grabbed his shopping bags and ran up towards the High Street.
Police say a man in his 20s has been arrested in connection with the theft and released on police bail pending further enquiries.
Sgt Justin Koerner said: "This was a despicable theft carried out on a vulnerable person. The victim is well regarded locally and has been recognised for his efforts in raising money for local charities.
"The theft occurred on a busy road in the town centre and it is possible someone saw the bags being taken or the men running from the area. I would appeal for anyone who can help to contact us."
Both men are described as white, in their 20s, and wearing dark puffa jackets and light-coloured trainers. One of them is believed to have been wearing a black baseball cap.
Contact Sgt Koerner on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Alternatively visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org.