POLICE are investigating a robbery incident after a group of girls attacked a woman in Northbridge last weekend.
Around 11:30pm on Saturday, the 21-year-old victim was waiting at a taxi rank along Melbourne Street near the Roe Street intersection, when she was approached by the group.
The girls asked for a cigarette and when the victim refused, the group attacked her, allegedly striking her several times to the face before stealing her handbag and running away.
The victim attempted to recover her handbag from the girls, but she was attacked a second time and the group ran away towards Perth Train Station.
Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident, in particular a man that tried to stop the robbery, to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online at crimestopperswa.com.au.
In particular, police are keen to identify the two girls pictured below.