Police: He?ll strike again

By MIKARLA THURECHT ? Police are still searching for a man who knocked a woman's teeth out while snatching her handbag in North Rockhampton last fortnight.

CIB plainclothes Constable Brendan Davis said he believed the man would strike again and was now just waiting for the right opportunity.

"There have been no bag snatches reported since (the April 23 attack), but when the need arises, he'll do it again.'' Constable Davis said the woman, 43, had been visiting a North Rockhampton video store with her son about 6.30pm on April 23 when the man jumped her from the side.

He had been sitting on a rock in the store's carpark "just waiting for someone'' to walk past, Constable Davis said.

The woman then wrestled with the man who struck her, possibly with his elbow, before she released the bag.

He fled into Kershaw Gardens with the bag which contained a small amount of cash.

Constable Davis urged residents, particularly women, to be mindful of personal safety and people hanging around carparks when entering shops.

Police yesterday released this computer-generated impression of the man who is described as being in his late teens, 170cm tall, caucasian, of medium build with shoulder-length straight brown hair. He was last seen wearing a grey T-shirt and knee-length white cargo pants.

r Contact CrimeStoppers on 1800?333?000 or Rockhampton CIB on 4932?1518 if you can help.



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