Attempt robbery at Modbury, South Australia

Police are investigating after an elderly man was assaulted in Modbury this morning.

Just after 10.15am Friday 8 March police were called to Smart Road after reports a man had been assaulted after withdrawing money from an ATM.

The victim, an 81-year-old man, was approached by the suspect who demanded money. When the victim refused the suspect allegedly assaulted him with a knife before fleeing the scene. The victim received an injury to his hand as was taken to the Modbury Hospital for treatment.

The suspect is described as Caucasian with a tanned complexion, aged in his late 20s to early 30s, about 180cm tall, medium build, with dark brown hair. He was wearing a dark shirt and distinctive blue cap with a white motif.

Police are asking anyone who recognizes the man, or has information that may assist the investigation to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report on line at

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