BATTERED IN THE STREET
Commuter suffers horrific facial injuries after being attacked and robbed while walking to the train stationby Matt Coyle
A HELPLESS woman was battered black and blue by two twisted thieves as she walked to a train station.
The innocent 50-year-old was ambushed in Sydney by the despicable duo who stole her bag, phone and purse before leaving her bundled in agony in the street.
She was on her way to Kingswood Railway Station in the west of the city on Wednesday afternoon when the horrific ordeal unfolded.
The two strangers - both on bikes - jumped her before repeatedly punching her in the face and cycling off.
Cops have now released CCTV footage of the robbery in a bid to catch the sickos.
A spokesman for New South Wales Police said: "Police have been told a 50-year-old woman was walking to Kingswood Railway Station on her way to work about 5.15am Wednesday when she was approached by two males near the intersection of Joseph and Amaroo streets.
"She was assaulted and her backpack – containing a wallet and phone – stolen before they left the scene.
"When the woman returned home to get help she was taken to Nepean Hospital by her partner, where she was treated for multiple facial injuries.
"She has now been released and is recovering at home.
"Officers from Nepean Police Area Command were notified and commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident."
Police urged anyone with information about the incident is to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000.