16 November 2023

Elderly man robbed in North Albury

| Shri Gayathirie Rajen
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Murray River Police District is appealing for information about two women allegedly responsible for the robbery of a 71-year-old man. Photo: Julia Gomina.

Police are appealing for information after an elderly man was robbed in North Albury.

Police said officers responded to reports of a robbery after a 71-year-old man was allegedly robbed by two women on Sylvania Street, North Albury, at about 9 am on Wednesday (15 November).

Officers from Murray River Police District were informed that the man allegedly had his wallet stolen and the women were last seen running north along Sylvania Street.

NSW Ambulance paramedics treated the man at the scene before he was taken to Albury Hospital in a stable condition.

As inquiries continue, police are seeking to speak with the women who may be able to assist with the investigation.

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The first woman is described as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander appearance, with a large build, in her mid-twenties, with long black hair, and wearing dark clothing and a long-sleeve shirt at the time of the incident.

The second woman is described as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander appearance, a large build, with orange hair and wearing dark clothing at the time of the alleged offence.

Anyone with information or any available mobile phone or dashcam footage is urged to contact Albury Police Station on (02) 6023 9299 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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