Crime Stoppers

Youth Arrested – Aggravated Robbery

Thursday 02-Apr-2015 14:24

Strike Force Trident detectives have arrested and charged a 14-year-old girl following two aggravated robberies.

Senior Sergeant Mark Stringer from Strike Force Trident said the incidents occurred on two different public buses on the evening of Monday 30 March.

“Two alleged offenders approached two students travelling on the bus, verbally abused them, and assaulted them.

“The victims have then attempted to avoid further confrontation with the offenders and moved to the front of the bus. They were followed and assaulted a second time.  The offenders then ran from the bus, after stealing coins from the bus driver.”

“It is alleged that the same offenders were involved in a second incident, on another bus that evening.  It is alleged they approached another victim, stole her phone, and ran from the bus. 

“The victim followed the offenders and asked for her phone back.  The offenders demanded the phone’s PIN code from the victim and when she refused, she was assaulted.    

“On Wednesday, Police attended a Karama address and arrested a 14-year-old female in relation to the incidents.”  

She was charged with:

  • Aggravated robbery (x2)
  • Stealing
  • Damage to property

 

She was remanded in custody and will appear in the Darwin Youth Justice Court on Tuesday 7 April.

“Police are seeking information as to the identity of the second alleged female offender.  She is described as of being of Aboriginal appearance, aged 14-15 years, shoulder length dark hair with blonde streaks, slim build wearing a purple singlet,” said Senior Sergeant Stringer.

“We urge anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or anyone who has any information to contact Police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.”