Police appeal for help in Mount Isa

Police are appealing for witnesses to a stealing incident at Parkside on Tuesday September 12.

At about 2pm on Fourth Avenue, a boy on a bicycle approached a woman in a wheelchair from behind and removed the woman’s handbag from the rear of the wheelchair.

The boy then fled the scene on the bicycle with the handbag.

The 26-year-old woman was not injured during the incident.

The boy is described as Aboriginal in appearance, about 14 years old with black hair.

He was wearing a black hat, blue shirt, jeans and was riding a black BMX bicycle.

Police are appealing to any members of the public who may have witnessed the incident or have dash cam footage to contact police.

Investigations are continuing.