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Source: State of Victoria Police

Monday, 30 September 2019 17:28

Greater Dandenong Crime Investigation Unit detectives are appealing for public assistance after a 76-year-old woman fought off would-be robber in Dandenong earlier this month.

Police have been told a Doveton woman was shopping at a McCrae Street shopping complex when a man grabbed her hand bag out of her shopping trolley shortly before 9.15am on 10 September.

The victim grabbed the bag back and a and a struggle ensued before the man fled the scene empty handed.

As a result of the incident the victim sustained an injury to her hand.

The matter was reported to police on 12 September.

Investigators have released an image of a man that may be able to assist with their enquiries.

Anyone with information or who may have witnessed the incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at

Senior Constable Alistair Parsons

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