Detectives investigating a robbery with violence incident in Sunnybank last night have charged a girl, Queensland Police say.
Just before 10pm, police will allege a 17-year-old girl was walking north along Mains Road when she was approached by a 15-year-old girl.
After a short conversation, it will further be alleged the 15-year-old grabbed the girl by the hair and assaulted her. When she fell to the ground, it will further be alleged she had her handbag stolen.
Dog Squad officers located the 15-year-old girl a short distance away.
QAS transported the 17-year-old girl to the QE2 Hospital for treatment to a back injury.
A 15-year-old girl has since been charged with robbery. Investigations into the incident are continuing.
Police from South Brisbane District would like to take the opportunity to encourage members of the public to be vigilant with personal safety measures following incidents of street robberies recently reported.
Robbery offences are often opportunistic. Offenders tend to select people who are often unaware of their surroundings, distracted or in a location which makes them vulnerable, such as in a poorly lit area with little or no pedestrian or vehicle traffic.
Reported offences generally target personal property items, such as mobile phones, wallets, bank cards and handbags.
Police encourage you to report any incident to police immediately. If the situation is an emergency phone Triple Zero (000) or contact Policelink, phone 131 444.
Please share this advice and information with your friends and family and help police keep our streets safe.
If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.
You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers.