Fremantle: teen charged over alleged bag snatch that injured 70-year-old

Fremantle: teen charged over alleged bag snatch that injured 70-year-old

Fremantle Detectives have charged a 15-year-old boy in relation to an aggravated robbery that occurred in South Fremantle on Friday, December 28.

Just after 9am a 70-year-old woman was walking along Jenkins Street towards South Terrace.

The boy allegedly ran up from behind and grabbed the woman’s handbag.

During a struggle for her handbag she has fallen to the ground striking her head on the kerb.

The boy ran off and left in a red sedan.

The victim was transported by ambulance to Fiona Stanley Hospital.

She received severe bruising to the right side of her head and scratches to her hands and a broken rib.

The boy was charged with robbery with circumstances of aggravation and appeared in Perth Children’s Court December 29.

He is due to re-appear January 17, 2019 Perth Children’s Court.

Detectives would like anyone who may have seen the incident on Jenkins Street or have any dash cam footage of the incident or the red sedan leaving the area to contact Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 or report online at crimestopperswa.com.au