Attempted car theft leaves woman injured in Fairfield West

Fairfield police are investigating an attempted vehicle theft that’s left a woman with an injured ankle in Fairfield West overnight.

About 7pm on Monday, a 72-year-old man was reversing his Suzuki 4WD out of his garage on Rawson Road when he stopped in the driveway and got out to close his garage door.

A 65-year-old woman was standing at the end of the driveway waiting for him to reverse out so she could close the gate.

As the elderly man was closing the garage door, two men jumped into his car, which was still running, and reversed out the driveway, with one car door still open.

The open door clipped the gatepost and hit the woman’s leg before the car continued over the road and into a brick fence.

The two men got out of the car and ran.

Police were called and a perimeter was established with the assistance of the Dog Unit, however no one was found.

A full investigation is now underway and police from Fairfield are keen to speak with anyone who may have information that could assist.

The woman suffered a minor injury to her ankle and the 72-year-old man was not hurt.

Police are urging anyone with information about this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the online reporting page: