Police are appealing for information after an elderly woman was robbed in Nowra on Monday.
At about 3.45pm a 78-year-old woman pushing a shopping trolley near the southern entrance to Stockland on East Street.
A man approached her and tried to take her purse. The woman attempted to hold onto her purse however the man pulled it away causing her to fall onto the concrete.
She received minor injuries to her knees and elbows.
Police attended the scene a short time later and while patrols of the area were conducted the man was not located.
The man is described as being of Aboriginal appearance, 20 to 30 years old, 185cm tall, slim build and dark hair. He was wearing a light coloured hooded jumper and jeans.
Police urge anyone with information about the robbery to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Nowra Police Station on 44219699.