A man described as having 'withdrawn features' tried to steal a number of costly coats.
At about 4.15pm last Thursday, a man entered the Go Outdoors shop on Main Road, Hathersage.
As he began to browse the items, he picked up a number of high value coats and jackets before fleeing the store.
The man was challenged by Go Outdoors staff then dropped the clothing outside the shop and got into a waiting white Ford Transit van.
The van drove off in the direction of Sheffield.
Police said the man was described as having a dark complexion and had withdrawn features. He was about 5ft 10in tall and of slight build. He wore a black hat, a blue waterproof coat and blue denim jeans.
Anyone with information should call Derbyshire police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.