Pregnant woman robbed


Pregnant woman robbed Pushed in stomach by three attackers

A PREGNANT Goonellabah woman has been attacked and robbed by a gang of teenage girls in a public toilet in Lismore.

The brazen attack happened in daylight at about 6.15pm on Thursday at Clyde Campbell car park between Molesworth and Keen streets.

The 33-year-old woman, who is 20 weeks pregnant, was pushed in the stomach and spent two hours in hospital.

Police yesterday said she was in a satisfactory condition and the baby was unharmed, but she was very upset and shaken by the incident.

Detective Senior Constable Dave Mackie said three girls, aged between 13 and 15, approached the woman from behind.

When she turned around they pushed her in the stomach and grabbed her handbag.

They then ran through the car park towards Molesworth Street, he said.

Snr Const Mackie said it was a good idea for women to go to public toilets in pairs.

"We often warn women about not being alone after dark, but this happened in broad daylight," he said. "We would tell people to always be conscious of who is behind you and what is going on around you."

One of the attackers was described as Aboriginal, slim with long, dark, frizzy hair.

She was wearing a knitted woollen pink beanie, white shirt and black tracksuit pants.

The other two were Aboriginal, slim with dark hair and were both wearing trousers.

Police have called on anyone who may have seen the girls around the public toilets earlier in the evening or around the streets later to contact them on 66231520.

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