POLICE are appealing for public assistance after an elderly woman was robbed in Corrimal earlier this week.
About 12pm on Monday, a 73-year-old woman who was using a walking frame for assistance, was approached by a man as she used a footpath crossing on Railway Parade, near Corrimal Railway Station.
The woman was treated by paramedics and taken to Wollongong Hospital suffering shock and for checks relating to a pre-existing medical condition.
Wollongong Local Area Commander, Superintendent Joseph Cassar said whilst all robberies are disturbing, the robbery of a 73-year-old woman using a walking frame is particularly abhorrent.
Detectives are urging anyone with information or who may have witnessed the incident to contact Wollongong Police Station on (02) 4226 7899 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.