An elderly woman has been knocked to the ground and robbed after being targeted by thugs while walking to her car at a shopping centre in NSW.
Police said the cowardly attack occurred just before 3.00pm yesterday, as the woman was going to get into her car which was parked at the rear of a shopping centre on Sentry Drive, Stanhope Gardens.
“As she approached her car, a man walked up to her and stole her handbag. The woman was knocked to the ground before the man took her purse from the handbag and ran to a stolen Holden utility,” police said in a statement.
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“The utility was last seen driving onto Sentry Drive after ramming a parking boom gate.”
Several witnesses rushed to the woman’s aid before paramedics arrived and treated her at the scene for cuts and bruises.
The stolen Holden used in the robbery was later recovered in Dhurruk and has been secured for forensic analysis.
Investigations into the incident are ongoing.