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Elderly woman bowled over as would-be phone thieves flee store

A group of teenagers trying to steal to steal devices from a telco store has resulted in an 81-year-old woman being taken to hospital, seriously injured.

The incident took place in Casula, in Sydney’s south-west.

CCTV shows up to 15 young boys walk into the Optus store in the centre and surround the phone and tablet display.

They are confronted by store workers – and do a runner for the centre’s main door.

Confused shoppers stop to watch the group running out of the centre.

But one gang member is left behind, caught in an altercation with a staff member.

The boy eventually flees as well, colliding with an 81-year-old woman who fell to the ground.