Ballajura Police are investigating the stealing of a handbag from a vehicle whilst the female driver was stationary at a set of traffic lights on Illawarra Crescent South, near the intersection of Alexander Drive Malaga.


Around 2.30pm on Friday 18 October 2019, the woman was driving her silver Toyota Kluger and was waiting at the traffic lights. She was approached in her vehicle by two women, one asked for money. As the victim removed her purse from a bag, a brick was thrown through the window by second person (also believed to be female), with the brick narrowly missing the victim.


The first woman reached in and removed a large brown handbag that was on the front passenger seat. Both fled on foot.


  • The first female is described as: Light brown skinned, 35-40 years of age, around 175cm tall, green eyes, missing 3-4 front teeth, dirty shoulder length blonde hair.
  • The second person, also believed to be a female is described as wearing blue jeans.


There were several other motorists at the intersection who police believe may have seen the incident.


Anyone who witnessed the incident, or if you have any information about the identity of these persons, dashcam footage of the incident please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at You can remain anonymous if you wish and rewards are available once charges are laid. Please quote Reference Number 9440.

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