A defenceless woman was knocked unconscious by thugs who stole her phone and £16 in a robbery that was so violent she had no memory of being attacked.

Mikako Pearse was making her way to work when she was ambushed and robbed by two men at Kingswood station in western Sydney, Australia on Wednesday morning.

She was punched so hard that when she regained consciousness she has no recollection of what happened but managed to stagger the 300 metres to her home where her horrified husband called police, 9news reports.

Officers discovered the robbery had taken place when they checked CCTV footage near the station.

Harrowing footage released by police to help Mikako's her attackers shows her walking to the station before the pair approach her from behind and one man punches her and she falls to the ground.


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The pair can be seen picking up her backpack which contains her phone and a purse with $30 (£16) before they flee – leaving her unconscious.

Mikako is seen coming around and staggering back home.

She was treated in hospital and has since been discharged.

The 50-year-old's husband Jeffrey said his wife is so traumatised that she feels unable to return to work or even walk to the station at all.

He added he was "too scared" to let her out of is sight.

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

Appealing for information to find her attackers, he said: "Someone has attacked my wife and I wasn't there to protect her.

"I just want them caught. Help me get these guys."

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

."It's awful and these people need to be held to account.

"These people need to be taken off the street.

"The injuries are one thing, they will heal, the trauma of what she went though may last a long time."

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