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Woman, 50, punched unconscious by thugs who robbed her for mobile phone and £16

A WOMAN was brutally punched unconscious by thugs who stole her mobile phone and £16 during a violent robbery.

Mikako Pearse, 50, was travelling to work when she was ambushed by two men at Kingswood station in Sydney, Australia, at around 5am on Wednesday morning.

 Mikako Pearse was ambushed and robbed by two men at Kingswood station in western Sydney, Australia on Wednesday morning
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Mikako Pearse was ambushed and robbed by two men at Kingswood station in western Sydney, Australia on Wednesday morningCredit: 9News
 CCTV footage captured the two thugs before the violent attack on the 50-year-old woman
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CCTV footage captured the two thugs before the violent attack on the 50-year-old womanCredit: 9News

The blow was so hard that she had no recollection of the violent assault when she regained consciousness.

According to 9news, she staggered 300 metres to her home, where her husband then called the police.

Officers found evidence of the vicious attack when they checked CCTV captured near the station.

The footage, which has been released by police, shows her walking to the station, before the pair approach her from behind and one man punches her and she falls to the ground.

The thugs then pick up her backpack which contains her phone and a purse with £16 (AUS$30) before they flee as the unconscious woman lay on the ground.

Mikako was admitted to hospital and has since been discharged from their care.

Her husband Jeffrey said his wife is so traumatised that she feels unable to return to work or even walk to the station at all.

"Mikako was covered in blood, all over her shirt and jacket, and dripping blood from a cut on her cheek," he said.

"She had blood running all over her face, I had to get a towel to try and stop the bleeding.

"She has no memory from when the guys attacked her until when she got home."

He added how they both believed she was safe walking to the station and that his beautiful wife "didn't deserve this to happen".

Detective Inspector Jason Pietruszka said: "This was a one-punch attack on a defenceless 50-year-old woman.

"Her injuries that she suffered, she was not aware she's been robbed and assaulted until CCTV footage was seen and depicted the event"The injuries are one thing, they will heal, the trauma of what she went though may last a long time."

Police want to speak to the two men in the video footage, both of whom had bikes.

One of the men was wearing black polo shirt, blue shorts, a black cap, and white trainers.

The other was wearing a blue Puma t-shirt,  black shorts, a black cap, trainers and shoulder bag.

Police have appealed for anyone in the area between 5am and 5.15am on Wednesday to contact them.

 Mikako's husband Jeffrey (pictured) said his wife is so traumatised that she feels unable to walk out of the house
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Mikako's husband Jeffrey (pictured) said his wife is so traumatised that she feels unable to walk out of the houseCredit: 9News
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