An 84-year-old woman has been assaulted by a cowardly intruder in the bedroom of her unit at a retirement home in Sydney’s Northern suburbs.
The victim returned home to her unit on Bobbin Head Rd in the leafy suburb of Turramurra on Saturday afternoon when she stumbled upon an unknown male who then assaulted the woman and fled out of the front door.
Emergency services arrived established a crime scene and began treating the elderly woman who had sustained serious injuries.
She was taken to the Sydney Adventist Hospital in Wahroonga where medical staff treated lacerations to the victim’s face, chest, and arm.
The woman was described as being in a serious but stable condition yesterday afternoon.
Detective Chief Inspector Luke Spurr described the attack on the elderly woman as an “appalling and cowardly act” when he faced the media yesterday.
He also noted that both the victim and the family are currently in a state of shock.
Police did not provide a physical description of the suspect, but they are urging anyone with relevant information or dashcam footage of the area to come forward as they attempt to locate the attacker.