Media release

Call for witnesses – Stealing – Palmerston CBD


Northern Territory Police are calling for witnesses in relation to an alleged stealing which occurred in Palmerston CBD on Monday 9 September, 2019.

At about 12:20pm, an 86-year-old man, who is a wheelchair bound double amputee, was waiting at the pedestrian crossing near Puma Service Station on Temple Terrace. The man was approached by a female, of Aboriginal appearance, who attempted to take his bag, the strap of which was around his neck.

The female approached the man a second time successfully stealing the bag which contained personal items and a Personal Safety Tracker which was secured around his neck.

She then returned to a nearby group of women, of Aboriginal appearance, before departing the area together.

Police are seeking to identify the female who is described as between 20-30 years old with a slim build, dark skin tone and black hair with a blonde streak across the front. She was wearing a pink singlet, dark shorts and light coloured thongs.

Anyone with information in relation to this incident is urged to notify police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Please quote reference number 9073484.

Media note: Two images attached obtained from CCTV footage of the female police are seeking to identify.

PFES Media