AN elderly man has been stabbed while out walking in Balgownie over the weekend.
The 72-year-old man was walking on Wright Street, Balgownie, near the Devenish Street intersection, on Saturday, March 5, between 7.30am and 8am, when he was approached from behind. He was threatened with a knife by a man demanding cash and belongings, before being stabbed twice in the abdomen. His assailant then fled on foot, empty handed.
The man went to a medical centre, before being taken to Wollongong Hospital for treatment, where he remains in a stable condition. His injuries are not life-threatening.
Wollongong police were notified and commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.
As inquiries continue, police are urging anyone with information – including residents with CCTV or dashcam of the incident – to come forward and call Wollongong Police on 4226 7899 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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