On the 22-10-15 at around 4.20 pm an eighty-eight-year-old woman was returning from the supermarket, on the corner Stud Road and Somerset Street in Wantirna South, to her motor vehicle when she realised that she had forgotten to buy bread and began walking back towards the supermarket at which time she was approached by an unknown male from behind. The man snatched the elderly victim’s handbag and attempted to run off with it but the victim held onto the bag and she fell and was dragged about ten metres along the ground. The victim eventually let go and the offender fled in a waiting motor vehicle that sped off along Boronia Road. The motor vehicle was described as a silver Ford Falcon with yellow and black NSW number plates and had black gaffer tape holding up the front spoiler and believed to be driven by a female in her thirties. The elderly victim was treated at Knox Private Hospital for bruising, scratches to her arms and minor injuries to her knee and shoulder. The offender was described as being Caucasian and aged in his twenties. Knox police would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who can assist with their investigation.

If you have been the victim of a physical assault, an armed robbery, an indecent assault, a violent robbery, domestic violence, a Road Rage, an aggravated burglary, indecent exposure or other serious crime in Victoria contact Victims of Crime Compensation & Counselling Services for assistance, advice and support on 1800 000 055 or (03) 9415 9492 or r complete our enquiry form at www.victimsofcrime.com.au or email: support@victimsofcrime.com.au

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