Two teenage boys have been charged over the assault of an elderly woman who was thrown into a concrete pole during an alleged bag snatch.
Police say the 63-year-old woman was walking to her vehicle in a shopping centre carpark on Mulgrave Road yesterday morning when she was approached from behind by two young males who attempted to take her handbag.
A struggled ensued between the woman and the boys, who then allegedly pushed her into a concrete pole before she fell to the ground.
The pair then fled with the bag towards Gatton Street.
The woman was transported to Cairns Hospital suffering a fractured hip.
Ongoing investigations by officers led to the discovery of the victim’s phone discarded at Manunda.
Police have since located and arrested a 13-year-old Woree boy and a 17-year-old Manunda boy.
They have both been charged with grievous bodily harm and robbery/in company/used personal violence and are due to face court at a later date.