Police are appealing for help from the public after a woman was hit in the face and threatened during a robbery in a Wollongong car park.
Wollongong detectives are investigating the attack, in which a 34-year-old Farmborough Heights woman was approached by a man on the top level of a car park at the corner of Burelli and Kenny streets about 9.10pm last Thursday.
According to police, the man demanded money and struck the woman in the face before making a verbal threat.
The woman handed over an undisclosed amount of cash and the man left in an unknown direction.
The man is described as Caucasian, aged between 20 and 30 years, about 185 centimetres tall with a medium build and a goatee-style beard. He was wearing a grey hooded jumper, shorts and fluoro orange joggers.
"There doesn't seem to be any circumstances leading up to the incident at all," Wollongong crime manager Detective Inspector Tim Beattie said.
"It's just one of those things that we just remind members of the public to be very mindful of their environment and if they have concerns to contact the police immediately."
Anyone with information should contact Wollongong detectives on 4226 7899 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.