Woman injured after chasing down phone thief

POLICE are hunting for a small white hatchback car after a daring afternoon robbery.

Police believe at 5.30pm a woman was walking along Queen Street in Southport when a man approached her, snatching her mobile phone from her hand and running to a nearby vehicle.

The woman chased the man to Owens Lane and tried to stop him by holding the steering wheel of the vehicle.

A female passenger in the car struck the woman as the vehicle drove along Owens Lane a short distance before the woman fell to the roadway.

A 45-year-old woman from Southport was transported to Gold Coast University hospital with minor injuries.

The man is described as Caucasian in appearance, approximately 180cm tall, of a slim build with, black hair.

The vehicle is described as a small white hatchback.