Boy (14) charged with robbery after woman is allegedly mugged

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A 14-year-old boy from Shoalwater has been charged after a woman was robbed in Gosnells last night .

Armadale Detectives claim an 18-year-old woman was walking on Digby Street at about 10.45pm and it is alleged the boy ran up behind her.

She fell to the ground and was kicked to the body.

Police claim the boy grabbed the victim’s bag and ran away.

A short time later the boy was found hiding in the backyard of a nearby property. The residents contacted police who arrived shortly after and arrested the boy.

The boy was charged with robbery, possess a prohibited drug (cannabis) and giving false personal details to police. He will appear in the Perth Children’s Court today .