14yo stabbed in backpack robbery

A teenage girl was stabbed in the back during a street robbery in western Sydney on Thursday night.

The 14-year-old girl was walking with a 15-year-old boy on Swinson Road in Blacktown at about 8:30pm when they were approached by a male stranger.

A 14-year-old was walking with a friend on Swinson Road in Blacktown at about 8:30pm when she was stabbed. Photo: 7 News

Police say the man threatened the pair and demanded the girl’s backpack and after a struggle the attacker stabbed the young girl in the back and stole the bag.

“A man approached us and tried to take her bag,” the girl’s friend told 7 News.

The girl was rushed to hospital The Children's Hospital at Westmead with non-life threatening injuries.

The man threatened the pair and demanded the girl’s backpack before stabbing her in the back and fleeing with it. Photo: 7 News

The attacker was last seen wearing dark clothing and he is described as being of Pacific Islander/Maori appearance. Photo: 7 News

Officers from Blacktown Local Area Command attended and established a crime scene and are still trying to find the attacker.

The attacker was last seen wearing dark clothing and he is described as being of Pacific Islander/Maori appearance with a thick black beard and a large build.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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