Thief knocked pensioner unconscious, stole frozen food

Victorian police are in Perth.
Victorian police are in Perth.

A CALLOUS thief knocked a pensioner unconscious before stealing food from her freezer.

The 70-year-old woman has been left traumatised and anxious after the assault, which happened after a man chased her into her own home.

She was attacked, lost consciousness and had a serious cut to her hand.

Police said the man struck after watching the woman watering her garden at the rear of her Great Eastern Highway home in South Guildford.

Midland Detectives are appealing for dashcam footage in a bid to track down the man responsible for the attack on March 1, between 6pm and 6.30pm.

“The woman was in the rear of her Great Eastern Highway home watering her garden when she noticed a man standing near her,” police said in a statement.

“She ran inside the home with the man following her. He grabbed her wrist but she managed to break-free and he continued to chase her inside the house.

“The man assaulted her, causing her to lose consciousness and when she came to, she had a serious laceration to her hand.

“Whilst she was unconscious the man had stolen a pack of frozen food from her freezer.

“The incident has left the woman extremely traumatised, suffering anxiety. She has trouble sleeping and no longer takes her daily walks.”

The man is in his 20s, with olive skin, about 175cms tall, a slim build, and short wavy black hair. He was wearing a dark hooded jumper, long dark pants and dark shoes.

Detectives want to speak to anyone who saw the man or any suspicious people in the area around the time of the incident.

Drivers with dashcam vision who were travelling on Great Eastern Highway near Kalamunda Road in South Guildford around the time of the attack should also get in touch.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au.