Doris Talbot, the 89-year-old Moorebank resident who was victim to a bag-snatching yesterday, (Wednesday, August 21) says she’s now too scared to walk alone.
Mrs Talbot was walking along Maddecks Avenue at noon when a 90s model red Toyota Seca veered onto the wrong side of the road and its driver ripped the bag from her shoulder.
"It all happened too quick to see anything," Mrs Talbot told media during a press conference at Liverpool Police Station earlier this morning.
"I’m surprised the car didn’t hit me, it came that close to me.
"I think he might have been following me."
Mrs Talbot said that after the driver grabbed her bag he sped away from the scene.
She said that she briefly lost her balance, but was able to compose herself and walked home to inform her neighbours about the incident.
They then called the police and ambulance.
Mrs Talbot said the bag had valuable and sentimental items in it.
"There were two lots of keys for my house, alarm remotes, $200, and a little red keep safe purse," she said.
Liverpool Inspector Dean Johnstone said the incident was a "cowardly act" and detectives were determined to bring the offender to justice.
"We will investigate this matter,’’ he said. ‘‘We will identify you.
"Mrs Talbot will think twice before walking alone again and she should be free to walk up and down the streets."
Anyone with information about Mrs Talbot’s handbag or the red Toyota Seca are advised to call Liverpool police on 9821 8444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.