POLICE are investigating the theft of a handbag from a mourner at a Lismore funeral yesterday.
Around 11.30am a woman sat her handbag on a window sill inside the Red Dove Uniting Church on Keen Street.
It is alleged a man entered the church, engaged in a conversation with some patrons before distracting them and running off with the handbag.
Police are seeking assistance from the community to identify the man.
Anyone with information should contact Lismore police on 6626 0599 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.