BROOKLINE, MASS. (WHDH) - Brookline police are turning to the public for help identifying a man wanted in connection with a brazen attempted robbery on Mother’s Day, officials said.

Investigators released surveillance images and video of the May 9 assault with intent to rob near the entrance of 99 Pond Ave., according to Brookline police.

A woman said the man in the images aggressively advanced on her and demanded her wallet and money.

According to the police report, the woman kept telling the man she didn’t have any money. The report goes on to say:

“The suspect raised his closed fist and approached. She believed that the suspect was going to attack her and she began yelling for help.”

The woman’s 12-year-old daughter saw what was happening from inside the door, according to investigators. The child called 911 and the man ran off without getting anything from the woman.

He is described as a white male with curly, shoulder-length hair, who was 5 feet, 4 inches tall and was last seen wearing a green shirt.

“I’ve lived here 30 years, I’ve always exercised caution,” neighbor Elizabeth Walpert said. “Even though It’s Brookline it’s very urban. So, I think of it …you exercise the kind of caution.”

Anyone with information is asked to call 617-730-2222 and reference case 2021-1933.

CLICK HERE to view a surveillance video recording of the incident.

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