Woman pushing pram robbed and assaulted – Sutherland
Sunday, 13 Mar 2011 11:35pm
Police are appealing for public assistance after a woman was assaulted during a robbery in Sydney’s south this afternoon.
About 5.15pm, the 31-year-old woman was pushing a child in a pram along Toronto Parade, Sutherland, when she was approached by two males.
One of the men demanded money and threatened her with a knife.
The woman handed over a small amount of cash before one of them hit her in the face. She suffered swelling as a result of the assault.
The men then ran from the scene along Toronto Parade, towards Jannali.
Both men have been described as being of Mediterranean/Middle Eastern appearance, about 20 years old, with a skinny build and short dark hair. The man who produced the knife also had his hair in a rat’s tail.
Anyone who can assist the investigation should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. All information is treated in strict confidence.
The worst part about this is that a)I wasn’t surprised at all that a woman with a pram was assaulted and b)the alleged perpetrators don’t appear to be your average anglo bogan.
As for the MSM coverage, that’s not unpredictable either.
Sydney Morning Herald mentions appearance. Thumbs up.
Daily Telegraph? Mentions appearance. Thumbs up.
Yahoo news Likewise another thumbs up.
Then, of course, we get to Their ABC.
Mother punched, robbed while pushing pram
Posted 11 hours 45 minutes ago
A woman has been robbed and assaulted while pushing a child in a pram in Sydney’s south.
Police say two men used a knife to threaten the woman in Sutherland on Sunday afternoon.
The 31-year old handed over money before one of the men punched her in the face.
Good to see the taxpayer-funded, impartial and balanced Government news source is still all that.
Also of interest is to note that this took place in the Sutherland Shire.This won’t mean much to anyone until you realise that problems in Sutherland led to the Cronulla riots[sic]
Let’s see if the authorities will work to prevent a recurrence of those.