Elderly cancer patient allegedly robbed, assaulted by nurse after surgery

An elderly woman was allegedly assaulted and robbed by a nurse in Sydney.
An elderly woman was allegedly assaulted and robbed by a nurse in Sydney. Photo credit: Getty

An elderly cancer patient was allegedly assaulted and robbed by a nurse after a routine surgery.

The 77-year-old woman underwent a standard procedure at a Sydney hospital on March 16, after which she was returned to her room to recover, 9News reports.

A 45-year-old-nurse allegedly came into her room and began going through her property, taking two credit cards out of her wallet.

The nurse is then alleged to have physically restrained the patient while demanding that she tell her the PIN numbers for the cards, which she did.

It's alleged that after leaving her hospital room, the nurse went to a nearby shopping centre and withdrew AU$1000 (NZ$1061) from the patient's bank account.

The patient allegedly suffered deep tissue bruising to her arms, legs, neck and chest from the violent encounter.

A woman was arrested on Tuesday morning and charged with aggravated robbery, knowingly dealing with the proceeds of crime, and dishonestly obtaining financial advantage.

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