Woman in her 50s robbed at knife-point near Rockingham Train Station

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A WOMAN in her 50s was robbed at knife-point yesterday afternoon near Rockingham Train Station by a man who demanded money.

Rockingham Detectives are investigating the incident in Hillman.

About 1pm, the 57-year-old woman was walking from Rockingham Train Station along a footpath that runs parallel of Milina Street and the train line.

As she reached the alleyway connecting the path to Milina Street she was approached from behind by a man armed with a knife who demanded money.

A witness to the incident approached and told the man to leave the victim alone.

She offered the man a cigarette which he took before leaving on foot, heading back towards a nearby footbridge.

The man is described as approximately 20 years of age, 167-175cm tall, dark skinned, with a skinny build, curly black hair and brown eyes.

He was wearing a red and white cap, a red and white striped singlet with a lighter coloured top underneath and his face was covered.

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