Elderly woman robbed in Ballarat CBD

POLICE are hunting a man who robbed an elderly woman as she walked home in Ballarat last night.

The 72-year-old woman was walking home from the Regent Multiplex about 11.50pm when she was approached by a stranger near Seymours Hotel in Lydiard Street North.

The offender pushed the woman to the ground and stole a plastic shopping bag she was carrying, which contained cash and her cheque book.

He got into the back of a white VT Commodore, which drove away from the scene.

A short police chase followed, before the car got away.

The woman was taken to hospital as a precaution.

Any witnesses or anybody with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Detective Senior Constable Jeff Highthorn at the Ballarat Criminal Investigation Unit on 5336 6080.

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