At around 1.00pm on Saturday 25 June 2022, the victim was at a playground in a park on Melville Parade in Como. While the victim’s back was turned, a man in company with another man, grabbed her handbag on a bench near the victim and ran off with it. A bank card inside the handbag was used soon after to make two fraudulent purchases in Karawara.

Police have released CCTV images of a man who they believe may be able to assist them with their investigation.

The man is described as: brown skinned, slim build, short black hair with a thin beard and moustache. He was wearing a white T-shirt, black shorts and black runners.

If you have any information about the identity of this man or details of this offence please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at You can remain anonymous if you wish and rewards are available once charges are laid. Please quote Reference Number 10669.

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