Police are investigating after a woman was assaulted and robbed at Kuranda this afternoon, Queensland Police say.
The 47-year-old woman was walking along the Kennedy Highway around 4pm when she turned onto a trail towards Rotary Park.
A man approached the woman and after a brief discussion she turned to walk back towards the road.
The man followed her and pushed her to the ground before punching her a number of times in the face and grabbing her handbag.
He then fled the scene towards the Kuranda markets while the woman flagged down a passing motorist to assist.
She sustained bruising as a result of the incident.
The man is described as Aboriginal in appearance with a dark complexion, between 165-170cm tall, around 20-years-old with a slim build and thick curly black hair in a distinctive bowl cut.
He was wearing a plain white t-shirt with dark coloured shorts or pants.
Anyone who may have further information regarding the incident is being urged to contact police.
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