A woman was repeatedly punched in the face during a robbery in Worsley.
At about 2.40pm on Friday 30 June 2017 the victim was walking on Worsley Mesnes Drive when she was approached by a woman she didn’t know.
The woman claimed the victim owed her £40 even though they had never met and the victim refused to pay.
The robber then attempted to grab the victim’s handbag before hitting her in the face several times.
She then threatened she was going to stab her although no knife was ever seen.
A woman tried to intervene but the offender hit the victim again in her face. The offender managed to grab her handbag before fleeing.
The bag contained £120 in cash as well as cards, keys and a mobile phone.
She is described as white, in her mid 20s, of slim build, about 5ft 10ins, had shoulder length curly hair which was a ginger/brown colour.
She spoke with a local accent and was wearing a black coat and blue jeans.
Police Constable Dave Bellis, from GMP said: “This was a viscous attack in broad daylight on an innocent woman who was making her way back from the shops.