Greater Dandenong Crime Investigation Unit detectives have released CCTV footage following a bag snatch in Noble Park on Monday morning.
Investigators have been told a 72-year-old woman was with her husband walking along Frank Street just after 10am when she was struck from behind and fell face first onto the concrete footpath.
The unknown male offender grabbed the woman’s bag and ran off through a nearby car park.
The bag was later located in a nearby toilet block, cash from the bag was missing.
The victim was treated for a black eye, cuts and scrapes and a possible fracture.
Investigators have released CCTV footage and an image of a man they believe may be able to assist them with their enquiries.
Anyone who recognises the man involved, or who has any other information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 00 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au