Police have released a photo of a person they suspect of brutally attacking and robbing an elderly man at an Auckland shopping centre in July.
In a statement, police said they are seeking the public's assistance in the investigation into the robbery which took place on July 29.
They have released photos of an individual they want to identify in relation to the incident.
The photos show a man wearing a dark hoodie with maroon-coloured pants.
The attack took place at Sylvia Park Shopping Centre and the victim was hospitalised with non-life threatening injuries. His wallet and watch were also stolen during the attack.
Police also released more information about the suspect's movement afterwards.
"Enquiries have been ongoing since the incident occurred, which have identified the offender boarding a train at the shopping centre at 5:55pm immediately after the robbery took place," Detective senior sergeant Greg Brand said.
"He has got off the train at Panmure Train Station, before boarding a bus heading towards the central city at 6pm."
Police have not been able to identify the suspect and have turned to the public for help in their investigation."
Brand said the attack was "incredibly callous" and saw a "vulnerable person in the community targeted and had their property stolen".
"Police have no tolerance for this sort of act and we ask anyone that knows this man to contact Police via our 105 phone service or online at https://www.police.govt.nz/use-105 , using ‘Update My Report’," Brand said.
"Please reference file number 220730/7873. People can also provide information anonymously via Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111."