Frankston police are hoping to identify a woman after a pensioner’s wallet was stolen at a Frankston shopping centre earlier this month.
Police have been told a 74-year-old man attended a shopping centre on Cranbourne Road just after 5pm on Thursday 9 January.
The man from Merino was purchasing a gift for his grand-daughter at a newsagency when he misplaced his wallet.
Investigators believe a woman picked up the wallet and took a large amount of cash out of it before returning the empty wallet back to the newsagency.
She then met up with a man outside the shopping centre.
The woman is believed to be aged 45 to 50-years-old, solid build with blonde hair tied into a pony tail.
She was wearing a black dress, black shoes and carrying a pink handbag.
Police have released images of a woman they believe can assist with their enquiries.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au