Wes Hosking, 07 March 2016

A MUM was terrorised for taking too long at the petrol pump as her terrified toddler looked on.

The 32-year-old was returning to her car after paying at a Malvern service station when a woman driver parked behind her vehicle unleashed.

The victim, whose three-year-old son was inside her car, walked towards the driver to apologise but turned around when the verbal abuse she was hurling about taking too long continued.

“The woman then got out of her car, went up to the victim’s car and continued to yell, frightening the small child in the back seat and grabbing hold of the victim’s arm,’’ a Victoria Police statement said.

“The victim pleaded with her to let go, however when the woman didn’t she started to drive forward slowly in an attempt to get away.”

The car travelled about two metres before the woman let go and the victim could drive off.

The victim, from Oakleigh South, sustained minor scratches to her arm during the incident.

Police are investigating the assault, which occurred on Dandenong Rd at about 2.50pm last Friday.

They have released CCTV images of a woman they wish to speak with.

She appeared caucasian, short with a stocky build and aged in her late 40s with short fair-coloured hair.

The woman wore dark sunglasses, a dark-baseball cap, light- jacket, white T-shirt and black pants.

She drove an early 1990s white Toyota Corolla.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers via 1800 333 000 FREEor crimestoppersvic.com.au.

wes.hosking@news.com.au

Extracted in full from the Courier Mail.