Police lay charges – Assault with intent to steal – Narrows

Northern Territory Police have arrested a youth for an alleged assault with intent to steal on Sunday 29 March 2020.

At around 11:40pm, two females youths allegedly approached a 24-year-old male taxi driver in a car park at The Narrows. One of the youth got into the passenger seat while the other went to the driver side window and demanded money from the driver.

The youth inside the car allegedly produced a knife. The victim sustained a small superficial wound that did not require medical treatment. Both youths fled the scene.

At about 9:20am today, detectives from Strike Force Trident arrested a 15-year-old female in relation to this incident. She was conveyed to Palmerston Watch House where she became aggressive and spat at a police officer.

The youth was charged with:

  • assault with intent to steal
  • possess controlled weapon at night
  • assault police.

She was remanded in custody to appear in Darwin Youth Justice Court on 3 April 2020.

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