Police investigate attempted armed robbery at Park Avenue

Rockhampton detectives are investigating after a 73-year-old woman was assaulted during an attempted robbery at an address in Park Avenue last evening (Wednesday, January 25).

Around 11pm the power supply to the Main Street home suddenly went out.

The woman exited the home and while checking the switchboard she was struck from behind, hit in the head with an unknown implement.

A male, yelled at the woman, while a second male conducted a quick search of the house.

The pair fled empty handed soon after.

The woman was transported to Rockhampton Hospital and treated for a laceration to the back of her head and bruising to her arms.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have noticed anything suspicious in the general vicinity last night to contact them. Home and business owners are also asked to check their CCTV.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting or call 131 444.

Report crime information anonymously via Crime Stoppers. Call 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestoppersqld.com.au.

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