A woman has been injured after being hit in the face by a padlock thrown during a targeted attack at a South Penrith shopping centre car park, police say.
The 31-year-old woman was leaving the car park on Evan Street when a brass padlock was thrown through the passenger's side window of the vehicle about 1:30pm on Wednesday, police said.
The padlock struck her in the face, damaging her front teeth and causing lacerations to her nose and mouth, police said.
The male driver of the car immediately stopped. A man then approached the car and kicked at the passenger side door, police said.
The pair drove to Nepean Hospital where the woman was treated for a fractured cheekbone and damaged teeth. She required 10 stitches to her face.
Penrith police believe the attack was carried out by someone known to the victim.
Anyone with information should contact Penrith Police via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.