Crimestoppers: Elderly woman assaulted during robbery, Turner (23 November 2009)

Crimestoppers logoACT Policing is investigating an aggravated robbery at Turner this morning where an elderly woman was assaulted in her own home.

About 11.15am, the 87-year-old woman was hanging washing in her backyard when she disturbed a female intruder. The offender assaulted the victim before forcing her inside and restraining her. The offender then stole a number of items including the contents of the victim’s handbag and her vehicle, a white Mitsubishi Magna with ACT registration plates YVX 826.

The elderly woman received moderate injuries during the ordeal including lacerations and bruising. She was treated by paramedics at the scene before being taken to Calvary Hospital for further treatment.

AFP forensic officers attended the address and conducted a scientific examination of the scene. Detectives from ACT Policing’s Territory Investigation Group is investigating the incident.

The female offender is described as being aged in her 30s, of Caucasian appearance, about 157cm tall (5’2”), of solid build and had a fair complexion and blonde hair that was either tied up or short in length. She was wearing a fawn coloured jacket and dark coloured full length trousers.

Police are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen a person matching the woman’s description, particularly around Haig Park in Turner, or who knows the whereabouts of the stolen vehicle.

Anybody with any information about this crime or any other crime is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Report Crime Online.

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