New lead for old robbery

POLICE investigating the robbery of a woman in Gladstone on July 7 have released a com-fit image.

About 1.00pm a 44-year-old woman left her place of work and walked along Oaka Lane towards the Woolworths supermarket.

A man who was standing outside the supermarket near the rear car park ran at the woman and snatched her handbag. 

He fled across Herbert Street and was last seen running into a vacant lot towards Auckland Street.

The handbag was later located in the yard of a residence in Oaka Lane.

The man is described as Caucasian in appearance, in his early twenties, 178cms tall, medium build and blonde hair. 

He was wearing beige coloured knee length shorts, a beige coloured zip-up jumper and joggers.  

Anyone with information which could assist police with their investigations should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or 24hrs a day.

Crime Stoppers is a charitable community volunteer organisation working in partnership with the Queensland Police Service.

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