A police officer has been injured after he was struck by a car in Sydney’s west this afternoon.
Just after 3pm (Saturday 5 September 2020), officers attached to Quakers Hill Police Area Command were conducting a retail theft operation at a shopping centre on Sentry Drive, Stanhope Gardens.
Police noticed a woman walking towards a Toyota Camry in the carpark that they suspected was involved in theft from the shopping centre.
Police allege as they approached the woman she ran to the parked car and attempted to leave the carpark, before driving towards the officers. Police were forced to take evasive action as the car drove towards the carpark exit.
Officers ran towards the exit and the woman drove at police, striking the senior constable – knocking him to the ground.
The car continued out of the carpark and was last seen travelling west on Sentry Drive.
The officer sustained leg and back injuries and was treated at the scene before being taken to Westmead
Hospital and remains in a stable condition.
A crime scene was established, and Crash Investigation Unit attended and commenced an investigation.
Police are now appealing for public assistance to locate the driver and car involved in this incident.
The driver is described as being a woman aged in her mid-20’s, Mediterranean/Middle Eastern appearance with a medium build and long brown hair.
The two male passengers are described as being 30-40 old of Mediterranean/Middle Eastern, both with medium builds.
The car is described as a silver/grey Toyota Camry sedan with NSW registration plates BMO 4SP.
Investigations are ongoing and police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or has dashcam vision to contact Quakers Hill Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.