Five girls have been charged after allegedly assaulting two girls and a woman in separate robberies on a train in Sydney’s south and inner-west yesterday.
Police have been told the girls – aged 12, two aged 13 and two aged 14 – approached two 15-year-old girls on a train approaching Sutherland from Kirrawee about 7pm (Wednesday 6 January 2021).
The five girls allegedly demanded money from the older teens before assaulting them.
The group then allegedly stole their handbags and mobile phones before the older girls got off the train at Sutherland.
The 15-year-olds suffered minor injuries.
The five girls stayed on the train and continued onto Sydenham Station where they allegedly assaulted a 22-year-old woman and stole her bag and phone.
Police will allege that during the robbery the woman was repeatedly punched and kicked to the head and stomach and her glasses were smashed.
She got off the train at Town Hall Station and was taken by NSW Ambulance paramedics to St Vincent’s Hospital, for treatment for bruising and swelling to the face.
Officers from Sutherland Shire Police Area Command were notified and commenced an investigation into the incidents.
Following extensive inquiries, officers arrested the five girls at Wolli Creek Railway Station and took them to Sutherland Police Station, where they were each charged with three counts of robbery in company.
They were all refused bail and are due to appear before a children’s court today (Thursday 7 January 2020).