Police arrest man for robbery of elderly man at Coffs Harbour

A man will face court tomorrow after being arrested for the alleged assault of an elderly man in the state’s north last year.

About 10.20am on Friday 9 August 2019, an 83-year-old man was walking in a southerly direction on Hogbin Drive, Coffs Harbour, when he was allegedly pushed to the ground by a man.

It is alleged the man took his wallet and ran away across Hogbin Drive into a bush track.

The 83-year-old man suffered bruising and cuts to his arm, hand, and nose, as a result of the incident.

A report was made to Coffs/Clarence Police District, who commenced an investigation.

About 12.40pm today (Wednesday 8 January 2020), detectives arrested a 19-year-old man in Tabulam.

He was taken to Casino Police Station and charged with robbery.

The man was refused bail to appear at Casino Local Court tomorrow (Thursday 9 January 2020).

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