Police are appealing for public assistance after a pregnant woman had her mobile phone stolen at a large Doncaster shopping centre on Saturday.

Police have stated the 38-year-old was sitting outside a toy store fiddling with her iPhone 6 about 3pm while waiting for her husband and young child before an unknown man simply snatched it from her hand and ran off.

In an attempt to retrieve the expensive device the woman, who is seven months pregnant, went to give chase.

While getting up to chase the thief she suddenly tripped and fell as the man escaped out a door and into the car park.

Nearby shoppers assisted however the woman was in such pain she was taken to a hospital for assessment.

She was released late that night and thankfully her unborn baby was not harmed.

The matter was reported to police shortly after and the following images and CCTV has been released depicting a man who may be able to assist police with their investigation.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000


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  • Of course stealing is never ok but what a low action to steal a mobile phone from a pregnant woman / someone who’s more vulnerable….bah !!


  • What a stupid loser picking on a pregnant woman!


  • It’s not worth endangering yourself to chase someone who has stolen something from you. I’m glad she and the bub were ok.


  • Very cruel behaviour. I hope he’s caught.


  • How scary! I don’t know if I would have run after that man, but I do hope they will catch him soon!


  • Good to hear the woman is fine and the unborn baby isn’t hurt.Maybe in that situation not to give chase,it’s difficult to say untill it happens to you.


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