Thieves assault woman

A 57-year-old woman in a wheelchair suffered bruising and 14 puncture wounds to her face after she was robbed in Fairfield on Friday. The woman was riding her motorised wheelchair along the underpass of The Horsley Drive at 12.45pm when she was approached by two males from behind.

One of them put her in a headlock and punched her numerous times in the face. Police said he was holding a sharp object as he punched her which cut her cheek. The other man grabbed the woman's handbag and took cash before throwing the wallet on the ground. The first man then tipped the woman and her wheelchair over which caused bruising to her right knee and ankle. They were last seen running on Fairfield Street.

The woman required treatment for the wounds to her face. Police are searching for two young males described as 16-17 years old, wearing grey pants, black school shoes and light blue hooded jumpers. One of them had a dark skin tone.


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