New Bedford Police are investigating after a man was robbed while waiting in line at a store Wednesday morning.

Detective Captain Steven Vicente says the 66-year-old man was waiting in line around 8:30 a.m. to make a purchase  at the store located near Davis St. and Acushnet Ave.

A man then came up behind the victim and reached into his pockets.

The man and the victim wrestled to the floor during a struggle and the suspect was able to flee with a small amount of cash from the victim's pocket.

Vicente says the victim was not injured.

The suspect, described as a young, dark-complected male, was last seen running east on Collette St. then north through the yards before continuing east on Davis St.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Detective Division at 508-991-6300 ext. 320 or leave an anonymous tip at 508-961-4584.