Woman robbed while 'visiting son's grave'

A woman has been assaulted and robbed at a cemetery in Sydney’s northwest while reportedly visiting her son’s grave.

The 52-year-old woman was visiting Riverstone Cemetery on Tuesday at about 3.40pm, police said. 

A man then approached her and removed her handbag from her vehicle. The pair were involved in what police described as a “short struggle”, the man pushed the woman and left in a red-coloured hatchback car.

A woman has allegedly been robbed at Riverstone Cemetery in Sydney’s northwest. File picture. Source: Google Maps

The 52-year-old had been visiting her son’s grave, 2GB reports.

An investigation has begun and police are appealing for anyone with information about the alleged robbery to contact them. 

A man might also be able to assist police with their investigation. He’s described as being 30 to 35 years old, between 170 and 175cm tall, with a medium build and was last seen wearing a grey hat and Khaki pants.

Anyone with information in relation to this incident is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the online reporting page.