Elderly woman robbed on her way to church

The victim's jumper and handbag.
The victim's jumper and handbag.

AN elderly international visitor on her way to church in Applecross accepted a lift from two tricksters who then stole her belongings before dumping her nearby.

Police are investigating the aggravated burglary, which occurred between 7am and 7.30am on July 21.

The 72-year-old Indonesian woman, who knew limited English, was walking through the Ardross and Applecross area when she was convinced by a man and woman to jump into their car.

The pair drove the victim around the area before stopping on Matheson Road and stealing her bank cards and cash.

She was then removed from the car on that road before being helped by passing members of the public.

Fremantle Detectives say she was shaken but unhurt and has since returned to Indonesia.

The female driver is described as about 40 years old, dark skinned, with shoulder length wavy hair, and a large build. She was wearing a short sleeve, white and red striped t-shirt and blue ripped jeans.

The male front passenger is described as dark skinned with a thick bushy black beard and of very large build wearing a brown long sleeved jumper.

The vehicle is described as a blue sedan with a partial registration similar to 1GD 754.

Police are appealing to anyone who might have witnessed the victim getting into the vehicle or has CCTV or dash-cam footage of the area, to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

They have released images of her handbag and jumper, hoping to match it with the public’s footage.

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