Appeal for information after stealing from visually impaired man - Mt Druitt

Friday, 21 April 2023 06:35:43 AM

PLEASE NOTE: Images of the woman who maybe to assist police are located on the NSWPF social media pages.

Police are appealing for public assistance after a visually impaired man was the victim of a stealing in Sydney’s west last month.

About 1.30pm on Sunday 19 March 2023, a 72-year-old man was attempting to withdraw money from an ATM at a shopping centre in Mt Druitt; however, required assistance due to being visually impaired.

While waiting for staff to assist him, it’s alleged a woman approached him and offered to withdraw the money for him.

The man accepted the woman’s help and, as the transaction was being processed, the woman allegedly withdrew a larger amount than requested.

It’s further alleged she then fled with the cash.

Officers from Mt Druitt Police Area Command were notified about the incident where investigations commenced.

As inquiries continue, police would like to speak with a woman who may be able to assist with the investigation.

She is described as being of Caucasian appearance, between 18-23 years old, of thin build with brown hair.

At the time she was wearing a grey cropped t-shirt, light-blue ripped jeans, black thongs, a dark-coloured backpack, and glasses.

Anyone with information about the incident or who identify the woman are urged to contact Mt Druitt Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.