A 91-year-old woman has been injured in a shocking assault and robbery in Tweed Heads South.
The woman was confronted by a man inside her William St unit just after 5pm on Monday afternoon.
It’s believed the man gained entry through an unlocked screen door.
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Police say the man grabbed the elderly woman and struck her torso while also covering her mouth and nose.
The woman began to struggle before the man pushed her away.
He then grabbed her handbag and fled the scene.
The woman was taken to Tweed Heads Hospital with facial injuries.
Detectives are urging anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity in the area between 4.45pm and 5.30pm on Monday, or anyone who may have CCTV or dashcam footage to contact them.
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.