Some teenage boys asked the elderly lady for some ‘money for breakfast’. As she took out her purse to give the teens a small amount of money, the boys grabbed her purse, snatched a $100 note and took off.
Police understand an 87-year-old woman was on her mobility scooter on Southgateway, near a reserve that intersects with Hornsby Drive, Langwarrin, when she was approached by six to eight teenage boys on Wednesday, 29 June about 10.30am.
The teens asked the woman for some money for breakfast before she took out her purse to assist.
The victim intended to provide the boys with a small amount of cash.
One of the boys then grabbed the woman’s purse and a $100 note and struggled with the victim as she tried to retrieve her belongings.
The group then walked away towards Centre Road.
The Langwarrin woman, who was shaken by the incident, reported the matter to police over the weekend.
Detectives are seeking assistance from the public to identify the youths involved.
Officers are appealing for anyone who may have been driving in the area at the time with dashcam vision or anyone with CCTV to come forward.
Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.