A PERTH woman has been bashed and had her car stolen after advertising on Gumtree, police allege.
Tanika Capaldi, 28, posted an advertisement for her 2000 Ford on the popular selling platform and was expecting an interested buyer at her Parmelia home on Sunday evening.
At about 6pm, a woman arrived at the address to test drive the car, but shortly after starting the vehicle she launched an aggressive attack against the seller, police and Ms Capaldi said.
“I’d try to run, and she’d grab me by the hair, started punching me in the face, kneeing me in the face and kicking me in the face,” Ms Capaldi told Nine News.
“I ended up laying on the floor in the gravel facedown, just to try and protect my face.”
Ms Capaldi’s said her mother, who was also home at the time, was also attacked by a man who had arrived at the house with the woman.
“I heard a commotion, my mum’s yelling ‘call the police, Tanika, call the police!’,” she said.
“I ran outside with my phone and there was now a man punching my mum and the girl started coming towards me.”
Ms Capaldi told Channel 9 she was punched up to 50 times, and that the incident has put her off online selling for life.
“I can believe that it’s happened and for my daughter to be home when it happened as well,” she said.
“I’m going to be investing in pepper spray even though I plan not to sell anything online, just to protect me and my daughter.”
Police said after the attack, the man and woman got into the car and drove off. They haven’t yet been caught.
The man is described as having tanned skin, 170cm tall, and in his mid to late 30s. The woman is described at fair-skinned with a slim build and long brunette hair.
Anyone who sees the gold 2000 Ford sedan, registration 1BEY 797 is asked to call police on 131 444, and anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.