CCTV released as robbery investigation continues in Gateshead

Police are appealing for public assistance as they continue to investigate a robbery in Lake Macquarie earlier this year.

About 3am on Thursday 9 July 2020, a 61-year-old woman was returning home on Plane Street, Gateshead, when she was approached by an man.

The man demanded the woman’s handbag before he pushed her to the ground, grabbed the bag and fled the scene in a northerly direction to a waiting vehicle.

The woman sustained a minor injury but did not require medical assistance.

Officers from Lake Macquarie Police District were called a short time later and commenced an investigation.

As inquiries continue, detectives have released CCTV footage of a man and a woman who may be able to assist with their inquiries.

The man is described as being of Caucasian appearance, wearing a white cap, dark coloured jumper and dark coloured pants.

The woman is described as being of Caucasian appearance, with blonde hair, wearing a grey hooded jumper and blue tracksuit pants.

The pair were seen leaving in a silver Nissan Navara utility displaying red P-plates, with a bull bar and aerials.

Anyone who may have information which could assist investigators is urged to contact Belmont Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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