A man has been arrested over the shocking alleged robbery of a heavily pregnant woman on a Sydney train.
Jiwon Jeong, 23, who was three days away from her due date, was sitting on a train at Canley Vale station, in Sydney’s west, on July 9 when a man confronted her, grabbed her bag and jumped back to the platform, police claim.
A 32-year-old man was arrested at a Bonnyrigg home on Monday over the reported assault and taken to a medical facility for a mental health assessment.
Ms Jeong said she tripped when she tried to chase after the man and fell onto her stomach, according to 9News.
Jiwon Jeong, 23, (pictured) who was three days away from her due date, was sitting on a train at Canley Vale in Sydney’s West at 5pm on July 9 when a man allegedly confronted her and grabbed her bag
‘I’m pregnant, so I couldn’t really chase him, I just fell down myself on the floor, on my belly,’ she said.
The expecting mother revealed that she received scratches on her legs and her knees during the terrifying ordeal.
‘I couldn’t breathe well, and I was very hurt, in pain.
‘It’s disgusting and it’s terrible, I can’t believe it just happened to me.’
A witness tried to chase down the offender while his wife followed in the car.
Pictured is Canley Vale train station where the 23-year-old was allegedly attacked
The couple lost sight of the man as he started kicking in fences and running through backyards, NSW Police said.
Immediately following the incident, police released an image of a man they said could assist with their investigation.
Ms Jeong was taken to the Liverpool Hospital Birthing Unit and was released after treatment for cuts and abrasions.
Ms Jeong (pictured) said she tripped as she tried to chase after the man, falling onto her stomach