Find the coward who did this: Grandmother, 84, has her face bashed to a pulp by stranger who walked into her nursing home bedroom and unleashed in a random attack
- The elderly woman was attacked in her bedroom by a man, who fled on foot
- She suffered injuries to her face, chest and arm – and remains in hospital
- Officers have described the attack in the retirement home as a ‘cowardly act’
- Detectives are calling on the public to help find a man who was seen in the area
A grandmother is suffering serious facial injuries after she was attacked in her bedroom at a nursing home.
The 84-year-old woman named Patricia was met by a man she didn’t know when she returned to her room at The Huon Park retirement village in North Turramurra at 12.25pm on Saturday.
Police said the man assaulted her before running away and have described the attack as ‘appalling and cowardly’.
The 84-year-old woman named Patricia (pictured) came face to face with a stranger when she returned to her room at The Huon Park retirement village
The 84-year-old woman’s bedroom window (pictured) where a man broke in and assaulted her
Patricia was taken to Sydney Adventist Hospital where she is still receiving treatment for injuries to her face, chest and arm.
Detectives from Kuring-Gai Police Area Command have established Strike Force Calculus to investigate the assault and the break-in.
On Tuesday detectives searched the area surrounding the facility and spoke with residents at the retirement village.
They are now calling on further assistance from the community in the hopes of finding the man responsible.
Detective Chief Inspector Luke Spurr said the victim and her family are in a state of shock.
‘This is an absolutely appalling and cowardly act and let me reassure you these type of offences are uncommon and that police are doing everything in their power to fully investigate this matter and to locate the offender,’ he told reporters on Sunday.
Local resident Chris Griffith told Seven News he was shocked by what had happened in the quiet village.
‘This is a very quiet village, one of the benefits of the place is that it’s very secure, it is a concern for everyone,’ he said.
The offender broke into this retirement village (pictured) in North Turramurra before attacking an elderly woman
The NSW force is appealing for information on the attack, particularly from anyone who may have been in the area and seen something suspicious.
Strike force detectives are looking for a man who was seen in the area at the time of the attack but is yet to be identified.
He is believed to be aged between 30 and 50, between 175-180cm tall and possibly of Asian or Indian Sub-Continental appearance.
The man had a medium build, brown eyes, dark hair and had no facial hair, wearing light coloured pants, a jacket, button up shirt and a tie at the time.