An elderly woman was out on her routine newspaper delivery run with her husband in Melbourne when things turned ugly in a matter of seconds.
An elderly woman was mistakenly kidnapped while out on a newspaper delivery run in Melbourne’s inner city.
Police say a man jumped into the car while the woman’s 70-year-old partner got out of the vehicle to deliver a paper on Mary Street in Richmond about 7.10am last Thursday.
The man allegedly drove a short distance before pulling over and apologising to the woman, 70, after realising she was seated in the rear passenger seat.
He then allegedly dumped the silver Kia sports wagon and fled on foot through a nearby reserve.
The woman was not injured during the incident.
Police believe the man jumped out of a black Nissan SUV – which was parked nearby – before hopping into the couple’s car.
Investigators have released CCTV vision of a man believed to be of caucasian appearance, between 30-40 years old, approximately 177cm tall and with a medium build.
He was wearing a black cap, grey tracksuit pants and a grey long sleeve jacket at the time.
Anyone who has information should phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.