A 78-year-old man was assaulted and robbed after leaving an ATM in Bankstown and police are appealing for assistance as their investigations continue.
About 10.50pm on Wednesday 1 November 2017, the man withdrew money from an ATM at Greenfield Parade, Bankstown and began to walk away when he was approached by a man.
He told police the man hit him in the face and took the money, with a nearby witness running to assist the 78-year-old.
The man was chased into a nearby alleyway but managed to escape. He was last seen heading towards Stewart Lane, Bankstown.
The 78-year-old man suffered a minor cut to his face but was not otherwise physically injured; however he was shaken by the incident.
Detectives from Bankstown Local Area Command have been conducting extensive inquiries into the incident and are releasing CCTV of a person they believe can assist with their inquiries.
The CCTV depicts a male of Asian appearance with a thin build, and wearing a white baseball cap, a black short-sleeved polo shirt, dark-coloured patterned pants and black slide sandals with white socks. He was wheeling a black bag and carrying a white satchel.
Anyone who knows this person’s identity or anyone with information to assist detectives is asked to call Bankstown Police via Crime Stoppers.
Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/
Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via social media pages.
Source: NSW Police