Thursday, May 23, 2024

Woman suffers fractured hip in bag snatch attack

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.

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