Grandmother, 84, is discovered with horrible facial injuries in her nursing home room after being attacked by a stranger in a & # 39; cowardly deed & # 39;
- The older woman was attacked in her bedroom by a man who fled on foot
- She sustained injuries to her face, chest and arm – and stays in the hospital
- Officers have described the attack in the retirement home as a & # 39; cowardly deed & # 39;
- Detectives call on the public to find a man who has been seen in the area
A grandmother suffers serious facial injury after being attacked in her bedroom in a nursing home.
The 84-year-old woman named Patricia was met by a man she did not know when she returned to her room on Saturday at 12.25 p.m. at 12.25 p.m. in the pension village The Huon Park in North Turramurra.
The police said the man abused her before she ran away and described the attack as & # 39; terrible and cowardly & # 39 ;.
The 84-year-old woman named Patricia (photo) came face to face with a stranger when she returned to her room in the Huon Park retirement village
The bedroom window of the 84-year-old woman (photo) where a man broke in and attacked her
Patricia was transferred to the Sydney Adventist Hospital where she is still being treated for injuries to her face, chest and arm.
Detectives from Kuring-Gai Police Area Command have established Strike Force Calculus to investigate the attack and the burglary.
On Tuesday, detectives searched the area around the facility and spoke to residents of the elderly village.
They are now seeking further help from the community hoping to find the responsible man.
Detective inspector Luke Spurr said the victim and her family are in shock.
"This is an absolutely horrible and cowardly act and I want to reassure you that this type of offense is unusual and that the police are making every effort to fully investigate this case and locate the perpetrator," he told reporters on Sunday.
The perpetrator broke into this pension village (photo) in North Turramurra before attacking an older woman
The NSW force calls for information about the attack, in particular from anyone who may have been in the area and saw something suspicious.
Impact force detectives are looking for a man who was seen in the area at the time of the attack, but has yet to be identified.
It is believed to be between 30 and 50 years old, 175-180 cm long and possibly of Asian or Indian subcontinental appearance.
The man had an average build, brown eyes, dark hair and no facial hair, he was wearing light-colored trousers, a jacket, a shirt with buttons and a tie at the time.
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