Terrifying moment woman ambushed on doorstep of Sydney home
Shocking footage shows the terrifying moment a woman was ambushed on the doorstep of her western Sydney home by a masked man who attempted to snatch her handbag.
The 27-year-old woman arrived at her Doonside home on Power Street at around 9:40 pm on Sunday night but was met by the male intruder as she approached her front door.
CCTV footage captures the woman attempting to step inside her home after unloading her car when a large male figure creeps up on her from behind.
In the video shared by Nine News, the woman attempts to shield herself between the door and the man, but he yanks it open before reaching for her handbag.
The encounter prompted piercing screams from the woman who was shown in the footage attempting to fight off the man while gripping the strap of her bag.
Despite his forceful attempt to snatch her items, the man fled the scene empty-handed and was seen jumping into a car before driving off, police confirmed.
The car is believed to be a P-plated Mitsubishi Magna which was driven by a second man, NSW Police said.
Police were notified of the incident and Blacktown Police Area Command is currently investigating.
The man is described by police as being of Maori/Pacific Islander appearance, aged in his 20s, and of slim build.
He was seen wearing a black jacket over a black hooded top, dark jeans, sneakers, and a baseball cap at the time of the attack.
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In a statement to Yahoo News Australia, NSW Police said the 27-year-old woman was outside a home unloading a vehicle when she was attacked.
"As she was at the front door, the woman was approached by a man who grabbed hold of her handbag," they said.
"Following a struggle, the man fled empty-handed along Power Street."
NSW Police have urged anyone with information relating to the case to contact Crime Stoppers or call Triple-0.
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