Youths charged over beach robbery
POLICE arrested and charged three female youths at Yamba following a beach robbery.
It is allegd two Sydney women were sunbaking on Pippi Beach in Yamba when they were approached by three young people.
Police said the incident happened on Saturday about 3.45pm. One of the youths, armed with a large stick, allegedly attacked one of the women, striking her on the back of the head and shoulders.
The youths then rummaged through the womens bags, taking a wallet and cash, before running from the scene.
Police were called and commenced a search for the youths. Two youths, aged 15 and 12, matching descriptions provided to police, were sighted on Robinson St shortly after the search commenced.
However, upon spotting police, the youths ran into a nearby golf course.
Police pursued them, arresting one in the golf course and the other at a property in Robinson St a short time later.
The third youth, an 11-year-old, was arrested in nearby bushland. All three young people were taken to Yamba Police Station.
The 15-year-old was charged with robbery whilst armed with an offensive weapon (in company), resisting arrest, breaching bail and having suspected stolen goods. She was refused bail to appear via video link at Parramatta Children's Court
The 11-year-old and 12-year-old were charged with robbery whilst armed with an offensive weapon (in company). Both were granted conditional bail to appear before the Maclean Children's Court on February 14.