A MAN held a knife to the throat of a woman walking along Kars St, Frankston, 9.25am, Thursday 16 July, and demanded her mobile phone.
The woman, 50, who was talking on the phone while walking her dog, fought off the man, who ran off along Denbigh St when a passer-by stopped to offer assistance. He was last seen jumping a fence.
Detective Senior Constable Darren Paxton, of Frankston CIU, said the man had earlier followed another woman, 27, pushing a pram up Kars St from High St. He had been seen near the football oval and, before that, in the front yard of a house in Denbigh St.
The man tried to strike up a conversation with the woman, walking alongside her towards Nolan St, where she managed to leave him.
The man then walked through the Brotherhood of St Laurence site in High St and turned into Kars St where he began following the first woman.
He is described as 25-35, Australian, 173cm, slim build, light coloured, cropped hair, unshaven, wearing a black hoodie, black tracksuit pants and wearing gold chains.
Anyone with information is asked to call Frankston CIU 9784 5555 or Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.