Gang of African teenagers storm an Optus store and try to steal cell phones – before she throws an 81-year-old woman and breaks her pelvis while trying to flee
- The elderly woman stays in the hospital after being hit unconscious by an African teenager
- He was one of the group of teenagers fleeing a raid in southwest Sydney last week
- Investigations are ongoing into the incident in the Optus store, where a watch was stolen
- Police have released the CCTV from teenagers fleeing the mall when someone kills the woman
A gang of African teenagers storming an Optus store and trying to steal a mobile screen hit an elderly woman unconscious as they fled the store.
CCTV recordings made the group of up to 15 boys who entered the store during the alleged attempted theft at Casula Mall in southwest Sydney last Friday.
The woman, 81, is staying in the hospital with a fractured pelvis after being caught by one of the boys as he sprinted to the exit of the mall.
The woman on the far right remains in the hospital after she was seriously injured when she was beaten unconscious when a group of teenagers fled Casula Mall last Friday
The police said the Optus staff members confronted the boys after members of the group began to pull security cables on items attached to the screen.
The teenagers initially ignored the staff's directions to leave but were eventually piloted out of the store.
Staff told police that one teenager reportedly stole a watch while another tried to steal a cell phone, but dropped it when he left.
CCTV from the Optus store in Casula shows the teenagers around a telephone screen
CCTV released by NSW Police shows that the group enters the mall and flees shortly afterwards, as confused buyers watch and struggle to get out of the way.
It is clear that the teenager who tried to steal a cell phone was caught with an employee and was the last to leave the center and knock over the innocent older lady in the process because shocked bystanders came to her aid.
The teenager seems to drop something when he flees the center.
Liverpool Police are investigating the incident.
Anyone with information is urgently requested to contact Crime Stoppers at 1800 333 000.
The police have released CCTV from teenagers who they believe can help with their investigation