Northern Territory Police are calling for witnesses following an alleged assault that occurred in Tiwi on Tuesday.
At around 5pm, a 78-year-old woman disembarked a bus in front of the Tiwi shops, walked a short distance towards the oval, before being allegedly assaulted by three female youths, who also tried to steal her bag. A bystander intervened, causing the youths to flee.
The victim retained possession of her belongings and recognised the three girls as having been on board the same bus.
Anyone who witnessed the incident, or who has information is urged to contact Police on 131 444 or via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Please quote reference number 9633543.