A man who allegedly attacked a woman with a shovel after she stopped her car to use a mobile phone in Sydney's west has been charged with assault, robbery and attempted carjacking.
Police say the 56-year-old woman stopped on Rippon Avenue, at Dundas near Parramatta, at about 10pm on Thursday when the man approached the car and hit it with the shovel, yelling at her to get out.
He then allegedly opened the driver's side door and struck the woman in the head and arms before stealing her mobile phone.
She drove from the scene to a service station and police were contacted.
The woman was taken to hospital for treatment of cuts to her face, nose and arms.
Officers searched around the crime scene and at 10.45pm, with the assistance of a police dog, apprehended a man on Rippon Avenue and seized a mobile phone from him.
Following treatment at Westmead Hospital, the 32-year-old was charged with robbery armed with offensive weapon cause wounding, aggravated assault with intent to take/drive motor vehicle armed with weapon and revocation of a parole warrant.
He was refused bail to appear in Parramatta Local Court on Saturday.