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Police search for girl gang who snatched woman’s phone in Melbourne

A woman walking while talking on her mobile phone was mugged in the heart of Melbourne in broad daylight.  

The victim, who is in her 30s, was walking along Russell Street about 3pm on July 17 when the device was snatched from her hand.

The woman chased the two female offenders and managed to retrieve her phone but she was assaulted in the process. 

On Friday, Victoria Police released photographs of two hooded women, who they want to speak to in connection with the incident. 

The first female is white aged in her late teens to early 20s, approximately 165cm tall with bleached blonde hair.

She was wearing grey tracksuit pants, pink shoes and had white writing on the front of her black jumper. 

The second female is described as white, aged in her late teens to early 20s and about 170cm tall with dark hair.  

She was sporting a black jumper with white writing on its sleeves, grey or black tracksuit pants, and white shoes. 

Police are encouraging anybody who witnessed the incident or with information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

They can also file a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.     

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