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Sick thug dragged 88-year-old victim across the street in an attempted robbery before running away

Elderly woman, 88, is dragged across the street in attempted robbery before thug throws away her walking stick and runs off

  •  Police appealing for public help to identify man who assaulted an elderly woman
  • Elderly woman, 88, is dragged across the ground nera her home in Sydney
  •  Assailant about 50-years-old, olive complexion, short hair, wearing baggy jacket

 Police are appealing for public help to identify a man who assaulted an elderly woman in Sydney’s inner west two days ago.

The 88-year-old woman had left her home on Lion Street, Croydon and was walking towards the intersection of Liverpool Road about 4pm on Friday when a man pushed her to the ground.

He then dragged her to the side of a nearby house and tried to rob her. 

The 88-year-old woman had left her home on Lion Street, Croydon and was walking towards the intersection of Liverpool Road about 4pm on Friday when a man pushed her to the ground (stock image)

He also threw away her walking stick before leaving.

A passer-by heard the woman’s cries about half an hour later and summoned assistance. 

She is in hospital in stable condition and awaiting surgery.

Her assailant has been described as being about 50 years old, with short hair and an olive complexion.

He was last seen wearing a baggy, dark-coloured jacket and dark-coloured tracksuit pants.

A passer-by heard the woman's cries about half an hour later and summoned assistance (stock image)

A passer-by heard the woman’s cries about half an hour later and summoned assistance (stock image)

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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