ACT Policing has arrested a 19-year-old Phillip woman who allegedly robbed a woman at the Kippax Fair Shopping Centre yesterday afternoon (Sunday, October 21).
Around 5.25pm two woman were sitting outside a restaurant eating dinner when they were approached by three women.
One of the offenders grabbed the victim’s bag off the seat next to her and attempted to run off with it.
The victim’s friend got up from the table and pursued the offender who turned around and threw the bag back at her.
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A second woman has approached the victim’s friend and pushed her to the ground twice before striking her in the face. The assaulted victim did not require any medical treatment.
Police later located three women matching the description of the offenders and arrested them before being taken to Belconnen Police Station.
The 19-year-old woman was charged with one count of robbery. The other women are assisting police with their enquiries.
Anyone who may have witnessed the alleged robbery and is yet to speak with police, is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.