Video - Shocking robbery of 79 year old woman footage captured this morning in Geraldton

Your help needed - shocking robbery of 79 year old woman footage captured this morning. 

The robbery occurred at 9:05am this morning (Tues, 18th Nov 2014) on Hutchison Street. 

The 79 year old woman was approached by an unidentified male from behind. 

As the footage shows, the woman was pulled to the ground and dragged along as the thief tried to yank the woman's bag from her. 

The video then shows the residents of the home coming to the aid of the victim. 

The offender stole property belonging to the victim and ran off down the path between Hutchison Street and North West Coastal Highway towards Rangeway.

Geraldton Detectives require the public’s assistance in identifying the male offender. 

Please share this and any person with information is asked to please contact Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000 or Geraldton Detectives on (08) 99234555.