Police are releasing photos of a woman who allegedly robbed a visually impaired man in western Sydney

A 24-year-old woman has been charged with stealing from an elderly, visually impaired man at a shopping center in western Sydney.

Around 1.30pm Sunday, the 72-year-old man withdrew money from an ATM in Mount Druitt and while he was waiting for staff to help him, a woman reportedly offered her help.

The police released photos of the accused woman.

The police released photos of the accused woman.Credit: NSW Police

After the 72-year-old accepted the woman’s help, she allegedly withdrew a larger amount than he asked for and ran away with the cash.

Following a public appeal, a 24-year-old woman arrived at Mount Druitt Police Station and was arrested around 2 p.m. Friday.

She assisted the police in their investigation and was later accused of stealing a person. She was granted conditional bail and is scheduled to appear in Mount Druitt Magistrates’ Court on May 17.

In the earlier public appeal, police described the woman they were looking for as Caucasian, between 18 and 23, and thin with brown hair.

“She was wearing a gray cropped t-shirt at the time, light blue ripped jeans, black thongs, a dark backpack and glasses,” NSW Police said in a statement.

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