Elderly woman targeted in Sydney robbery

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The hunt is on for a man who allegedly pushed an elderly woman and attempted to steal her handbag in Sydney's inner west.

The 94-year-old woman was walking in Ashfield on Sunday morning when the man attempted to steal her handbag, however, when the woman didn't let go of the bag, the man pushed her causing her to fall and hit her head on the pavement, NSW Police say.

He fled empty-handed and the woman was taken to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital to treat the laceration on the back of her head.