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Thief targets partially-blind elderly woman
Thief targets partially-blind elderly woman

A partially-blind Sydney grandmother who uses a cane to get around has become the latest victim of cowardly muggers.

Thelma Pavey, was walking home in Oxley Park when she was approached by man just after 1:10pm this afternoon.

It was a callous, cowardly and calculated attack.

The 81-year-old was followed from a local chemist and was just 200 metres from home in Adelaide Street when the attacker snatched her purse.

It contained cash the great-great-grandmother had withdrawn to spend on her family for Christmas.

The great-great grandmother was shaken up by the robbery but escaped uninjured.

Visually impaired Thelma has a pretty low opinion of the man responsible for the robbery.

“What do we do, stay home and starve? Because there’s scumbags around the streets? We didn’t grow up like this, we didn’t. It’s not my country anymore”

The mugger is described as about 40-years-old and Pacific Islander, Maori in appearance.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800333000.

It follows the arrest of a Sydney teen over the violent robbery of a heavily pregnant woman in Holsworthy.

Eighteen-year-old Luke Castles appeared before Campbelltown Local Court today charged with the stomping assault on the 37-week pregnant woman.

Castles did not apply for bail which was formally refused, but chose to remain in custody.