Woman bashed, robbed at truck stop

A WOMAN has been bashed and robbed, allegedly by two other women, while parked at a truck stop in a brazen daylight attack in southern New South Wales.

Police said the 44-year-old woman, who was driving a truck, was confronted by two women after pulling into a rest stop on side of the Silver City Highway at Curlwaa, about 20km north of Mildura, about 3pm on Friday.

It’s alleged one of the women jumped into the truck and snatched a computer bag containing money.


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Police said a struggle broke out as the female driver tried to stop the women, but she was struck in the face and the offenders fled the scene in a dark green Hyundai Excel.

A third person, believed to be male, remained in the Excel during the incident, police said.

Police said the victim sustained a suspected fractured cheekbone during the assault and was taken by ambulance to Mildura base Hospital in Victoria for treatment.

Police are still searching for the woman’s attackers, who have only been described as being of Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander in appearance.

One of the women was said to be about 170cm tall and had black hair, police said.

Anyone who may have any information that could assist police with their investigation is urged to come forward.

If you have information for Police, please contact NSW Police on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day. 

You can report also information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via nsw.crimestoppers.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at myGC.com.au ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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