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).