St James: woman cut by knife during armed robbery

St James: woman cut by knife during armed robbery

A WOMAN in her 60s was cut by a knife during an armed robbery in St James yesterday.

The robbery occurred when the woman was exiting a supermarket on Chapman Road.

As she walked to her silver Holden Calais parked on Pitt Street, she noticed a man near the pay phone on Pitt Street.

The woman’s car.

As she reached her vehicle the man approached her at the driver’s side door, produced and knife and demanded the keys.

A struggle ensued, with the woman striking the offender a number of times with an umbrella.

During this time the woman received a cut to the hand from the knife.

The man eventually took the keys and started the vehicle.

The woman attempted to get the man out of her vehicle, but he drove away at speed, knocking her to the ground.

She received bruising and grazes to her hands and knees.

The man is described as dark skinned, about 152cm tall, medium build, brown eyes, in his mid to late 20s with a moustache.

Police would like to speak to anyone who can identify the man or has information in relation to the incident.

Call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online.

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