Woman Robbed While Walking in Port Lincoln

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On Friday afternoon a 40-year-old woman was robbed of her purse by a teenage girl whilst walking along a street in Port Lincoln.

Just after 4.30 pm on Friday, a woman was walking along Sellen Street, when she was approached by a teenage girl who asked if she could call a taxi. 

As the woman was using her phone to help the girl, the teenage suspect attempted to snatch the phone from her hand and grabbed the woman's purse.

After a short scrap, the suspect ran off with the purse towards Cronin Avenue.

As a result, the victim suffered minor injuries to her shoulder, hands and knees.

Port Lincoln police searched the area including door knocking, however, the suspect wasn’t located.

The suspect is described as a teenage girl of aboriginal appearance aged about 14-16 years old, a slim to medium build, with black shoulder-length hair and wearing green clothing wasn't located.

Anyone with information on the robbery or the identity suspect is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.