Sydney Police are hunting a knife-wielding man who forced his way into a South Hurstville unit this afternoon, threatening a 40-year-old woman and then punching her elderly neighbour when he came to her aid.
Police say that at about 3pm today, a man armed with a knife broke into the unit on William Street and threatened the female occupant with the knife.
The man stole cash from the woman and, as he fled the unit, violently punched an elderly neighbour who had come to the woman’s rescue.
Police say the neighbour suffered minor injuries that were treated at the scene.
The occupant of the unit was not physically injured in the incident.
Officers from St George Police Area Command attended, and a crime scene has now been established as investigations commence.
It’s believed the man left the scene in a stolen blue Holden Commodore and was last seen heading west on King Georges Road.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.