Geraldton Police are asking for help from the public after a 67 year old woman was attacked early this morning.
Police say that around 12:10 am this morning the woman returned to her home in Abelia Street in Rangeway. She was in the process of closing her front gate when an unidentified male approached her.
Police allege the male hit the woman in the face without warning, and stole her handbag.
The attacker then fled on foot.
Police and the K9 unit attended the area however the attacker was not found.
The victim sustained facial injuries during the attack and later received medical treatment.
Geraldton Detectives will be investigating this matter and anyone with information is asked to contact the Geraldton Police Station on 9923 4555.