They're the cowardly thieves targeting our elderly.
Home invasions, physical assaults and verbal threats – how do we stop the violent attacks on defenceless seniors?
Police say elderly people are easy targets because they often carry cash to pay their bills at the bank or post office.
Family members should look at assisting the elderly with eftpos cards and other cashless measures to decrease vulnerability.
Police also fear a lot of attacks are going unreported.
But reporting crimes in NSW may soon become easier with police and the state government considering a special helpline for seniors.