Can you help? Video footage shows young man robbing an 80-year-old at Toorak ATM
Police are seeking public help to find a young man who robbed an elderly woman at a Toorak ATM last week.
The theft took place about 12.05pm in Toorak Road on Christmas eve.
CCTV shows the man using his phone while a woman, 80, uses the machine.
Let’s find this jerk before 2018 is out.
He robbed an 80-year-old woman at a Toorak ATM last week + hasn’t yet been caught.
— 3AW Melbourne (@3AW693) December 30, 2018
When the machine produced the victim’s money, the man pounced.
He grabbed the money from behind the woman and ran away.
Police have released CCTV of a man who they believe can assist with their enquiries.
He is perceived to be Caucasian in appearance, about 177cm tall with a thin build, aged in his 20s to 30s, black hair and a beard and moustache.
He was wearing a black t-shirt, pink shorts, a black cap and sunglasses.
7 News reporter Jodi Lee told Nick McCallum it was a callous attack
“A very brazen attack,” Jodi said.
“She was taking out quite a large sum of money, about $1000.
“She was only here on holidays, presumably just to spend Christmas with family and friends, she’s now gone back to WA.”
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Anyone with information or who may recognise the man is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au