Assault and robbery, Fortitude Valley

Fortitude Valley detectives investigating the assault and robbery of a woman on Arthur Street in late November have released CCTV footage in the hope the public may be able to provide further information, Queensland Police say.

Around 12.15am on Friday, November 24 a 27-year-old Colombian woman was walking down Arthur Street, heading towards Brunswick Street, when a person ran up to her from behind, grabbing her handbag.

A brief struggle ensued before the bag was ripped from the woman’s shoulder.

The person, who is believed to be a heavy-set woman, was last seen running down Arthur Street and towards James Street.

She is described as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander in appearance, with a heavy build and was wearing a black hooded jumper with a white lettered logo on the front and sleeves, blue and green shorts and black shoes.

Police believe the person depicted in the footage may be able to assist police with their enquiries and may have travelled to the location in a green Ford Falcon utility with Queensland registration 641-WSJ

The victim sustained scratches and bruises to her arm from the incident.

The attached images and vision are of a person who may be able to assist police with their investigations, as CCTV indicates a number of witnesses may have observed the offender running from the scene or may have observed the vehicle in the offence area at the time.

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