A 53-year-old woman was the victim of a robbery and attempted carjacking in Gosford on Wednesday, May 13.
Brisbane Water Local Area Command (LAC) appealed for witnesses following the incident which occurred at about 5:40pm. The woman was getting out of her car on the corner of Sinclair St and Cape St, when she was nudged by a man.
She turned and saw three men beside her.
One man grabbed the car keys from her hand and got into the driver’s seat but could not start the car, police said.
The woman yelled for help, the man got out of the car and grabbed her handbag forcing her to fall to the ground, according to the police report.
The three men then ran west on Sinclair St with the bag.
Bystanders stopped to assist the woman and contacted emergency services.
Brisbane Water (LAC) attended, assisted the woman and commenced an investigation.
A search was conducted but the three men were unable to be located.
The woman was taken to hospital for treatment to facial and arm injuries and was reported to be in a stable condition.
Investigators would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident, and has not yet spoken to police, or has information that may assist with their inquiries.
The men were only described as wearing dark clothing and hooded jumpers.
Email, 14 May 2015
NSW Police media