Pregnant woman assaulted and robbed, NSW

Police have appealed to the community for information after a pregnant woman was assaulted and had her phone stolen during an incident on the Northern Beaches today, NSW Police say.

About 3.50pm today (Wednesday 14 November 2018), a 27-year-old woman had left her nearby place of employment and was walking east on Lynwood Avenue.

As she approached the intersection with Fisher Road, the woman was having a conversation on her mobile phone.

The woman has told police that she was suddenly pushed from behind to her right shoulder which knocked her to the ground.

A male then seized her phone and ran through the intersection east onto Campbell Parade.

The woman continued walking to Dee Why Police Station where she reported the robbery.

Officers from Northern Beaches Police Area Command immediately searched the area, but the male could not be located.

Ambulance paramedics assessed the woman to ensure that she and her unborn baby were not injured.

The male has been described to police as having a dark complexion, 165-170cm tall and with a slim build.

He had brown coloured shoulder length hair and was wearing a grey and black jumper, with the coloured sleeves rolled up.

Police have urged anyone with information about the incident to come forward and contact police immediately.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.

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