Tourist hit and robbed near bus station
Tourist hit and robbed near bus station

A Hong Kong tourist who had not long arrived in Perth was assaulted before a mugger stole her shopping bag.

The 31-year-old woman was walking across from the Esplanade Bus Port around 5.45pm on Sunday June 1 when a man approached her and engaged her in conversation on the corner of William Street and Mounts Bay Road, before walking with her west along Mounts Bay Road.

A police spokeswoman said the man then seriously assaulted her before stealing her shopping bag and running away along Mounts Bay Road.

The victim received severe bruising and swelling to her eye, and fractures to her eye socket.

The man is described as being fair skinned, around 30 years old, 165 to 170cm tall, with short blond hair, dark streaks and a ‘rats tail’ at the back. He was wearing a denim style jacket with no sleeves and a T-shirt.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or knows the identity of the man is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

The West Australian

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