Pregnant woman attacked, shoved to the ground and robbed after leaving work

A PREGNANT woman has been shoved to the ground and robbed in a brazen daylight attack while walking along a street on Sydney’s northern beaches.

The 27-year-old had only just left work and was walking along Lynwood Avenue in Dee Why about 3.50pm on Wednesday when police say she was set upon by a stranger.

The woman was talking to someone on her phone when it’s alleged she was suddenly hit from behind.


Police said an unknown male ran up and “suddenly pushed” the expectant mother in the right shoulder as she approached Fisher Road, causing her to fall to the ground.

The man then picked up the woman’s phone and took off, running onto Campbell Parade.

The woman, who is four months pregnant, managed to pick herself up and walk to Dee Why Police Station where she reported the incident.

While there, the woman was assessed by paramedics. Thankfully her unborn baby was not harmed.

Officers immediately began searching the area but the woman’s attacker could not be found.

He has been described as having a dark complexion, slim build and being about 165-170cm tall.

The woman told police the man had brown shoulder length hair and was wearing a grey and black jumper with coloured sleeves which were “rolled up”.

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

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