Saturday, February 25, 2006

Mackay woman attacked

Mackay, QLD, AU -- A woman was raped and robbed at knife point in a flat at West Mackay on Monday night. The 53-year-old woman was staying in a unit on Nebo Rd. when a man confronted here with a knife about 1am. Police said the woman walked into a nearby service station to raise alarm. She is understood to be of Chinese origin and lives in Sydney.

She was taken to Mackay Hospital for x rays of suspected facial injuries. Detective senior sergeant Roger Lowe said police were at crossroads with the investigation yesterday and could not comment. Police believe the offender may have hitchhiked out of town shortly after the rape. The weapon still has not been located.

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