Police would like to speak to the man in the image following an attempted theft in the Mornington Crescent area of Nuthall.
At around 8.20am, a school boy was walking to the bus stop when a man approached him and tried to open his bag.
The man in the image is described as white, in his 30s, around 5ft 10ins tall with short hair and a ginger beard. He was wearing a blue coat, dark coloured cap, white top and grey jogging bottoms, and was also carrying a distinctive yellow bag.
“We appreciate the photo isn’t clear but you might just recognise his build or clothing,” a spokesman for Nottinghamshire Police.
If you recognise him or think you can help, call 101 quoting incident 243 of December 12.