An elderly woman has suffered a fractured nose and severe facial bruising after being horrifically attacked by a young woman who attempted to steal her handbag in Moorebank last week.
Police said that Mrs Lorrette Doueihi, 83, was walking along Nuwarra Road about 8am last Wednesday when she was approached by an unknown woman.
The young woman pushed Mrs Doueihi to the ground and attempted to steal her handbag, however was unsuccessful and ran from the scene.
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Liverpool Local Area Command Crime Manager, Detective Chief Inspector Ken Hardie, described the attack as cowardly.
“This is a cowardly and disgraceful attack on a vulnerable elderly woman. It is a low act and we need assistance from the community to identify the person responsible,” he said.
Police are now appealing for public assistance to identify the woman.
She is described as being 20 to 30 years old, Caucasian in appearance, wearing dark clothing, boots and possibly carrying a backpack.