A woman in Australia was robbed after being told "evil spirits" would threaten her family if she did not hand over her possessions, police said. Police have released CCTV vision of two woman wanted for questioning over the incident on Thursday.
About 12.30pm a woman, 60, withdrew money from a bank in Cabramatta’s CBD and was approached by two wome. The pair told the woman “evil spirits” would bring bad luck to her family if she did not hand over her possessions for “blessing”. The woman then handed the pair her money and jewellery.
Police believe similar incidents have occurred in Chatswood and Haymarket in an attempt to take advantage of “beliefs within the Chinese community”. The first suspect is a woman of Asian appearance with an average build. She is about 40 years old, with short, dark yellow hair and about 160cm tall. She speaks Mandarin and was wearing a brown leopard-print top, black tights and brown boots.
The second woman is also of Asian appearance with a thin build. She is about 40 years old, with long black hair and about 160cm tall. She speaks Mandarin and was wearing a dark, long-sleeved t-shirt. Police are also seeking a third woman who was not captured on CCTV. She is of Asian appearance, about 30 years old, 155cm tall, with an average build. She has long black hair, speaks Mandarin and at the time was wearing a pink jumper.