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Monday, June 24, 2024

Tweed Heads woman, 91, assaulted and robbed

A 91-year-old woman is being treated for facial injuries after being assaulted and robbed in her home on the state’s Far North Coast last night.

Police say that at around 5pm yesterday, the woman was inside her unit on William Street in Tweed Heads South, when an unknown man has entered the property through an unlocked screen door.

“The man grabbed the woman and struck her to the torso whilst covering her mouth and nose,” NSW Police said in a statement.

“The woman struggled and the man pushed her away, grabbed her handbag and fled the scene.”

Officers from Tweed/Byron Police District attended and established a crime scene. The 91-year-old was taken to Tweed Heads Hospital for treatment for facial injuries; she will also be assessed for any further injuries.

As investigations continue, detectives are urging anyone who may have CCTV or dashcam footage from the surrounding area between 4.45pm and 5.30pm or who may have seen any suspicious activity in Tweed Heads to contact Tweed Heads Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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