A man has been charged after allegedly stealing from a person who had just suffered a medical episode in Lake Macquarie this week.
At about 4.40pm on Tuesday, a 58-year-old man suffered a stroke while seated in his car in the car park of a hotel on Wilsons Road at Mount Hutton.
Shortly after, a 29-year-old man discovered the older man on the ground beside his vehicle and called Triple Zero for help.
Police will allege the younger man then entered the car and stole cash and credit cards before leaving the scene.
NSW Ambulance paramedics attended and took the older man to hospital.
Lake Macquarie Police District officers initiated inquiries after the older man's wife reported the theft on Wednesday.
After reviewing CCTV footage, Lake Macquarie Target Action Group officers attended a home on South Street, Windale, on Thursday at 3pm and arrested a 29-year-old man after a short foot pursuit.
He was taken to Belmont Police Station where he was charged with larceny, escape police custody, and resist or hinder police officer in the execution of duty.
He was refused bail to appear in Belmont Local Court on Friday.
The 58-year-old man remains in a stable condition in John Hunter Hospital.
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