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Manhunt begins after a woman was attacked at the checkout counter of a supermarket 

Manhunt begins after a shopper was smashed over the head with a bottle in a random attack at the checkout counter of a Woolworths supermarket

  •  A 59-year-old woman was smashed over the head with a bottle at a Woolworths
  •  The man approached her from behind at the supermarket checkout in Miller
  •  Police released an image and called for public help in identifying the man  

A manhunt is on after a woman was smashed over the head with a bottle at a Woolworths supermarket checkout. 

The woman, 59, was waiting at the checkout counter of Woolworths in Miller, south-west Sydney, on Friday when a man stood close behind her and she asked him to step back.  

He then approached the woman from behind and hit her over the head with a bottle as she was purchasing her groceries.

Pictured: NSW Police released an image of a man they hope to speak to and called for public assistance in identifying him

The bottle did not break and the man proceeded to leave the store. 

Police were notified of the attack and officers from Liverpool Police Area Command attended the supermarket.

The 59-year-old woman was treated by paramedics and later taken to Liverpool Hospital as a precaution.

Officers conducted a thorough search of the surrounding area but did not find the man. 

Police released an image of a man they want to speak to and called for public assistance in identifying him. 

He was described as having a slim build, aged in his forties, around 175cm to 180cm tall, of Indian Sub-Continental appearance and with dark hair and a beard. 

The man was last seen wearing black pants and a grey hoodie.

A 59-year-old woman was hit over the head with a bottle as she was purchasing her groceries at Woolworths (pictured above) in Miller, south-west Sydney, yesterday

A 59-year-old woman was hit over the head with a bottle as she was purchasing her groceries at Woolworths (pictured above) in Miller, south-west Sydney, yesterday 

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