Two teens charged following aggravated robbery in Orange

Two teens have been charged following an aggravated robbery in Orange last month.

About 4.40pm on Saturday 31 May 2024, three girls approached a 13-year-old girl and 15-year-old boy outside a business on Summer Street, Orange.

An argument ensued before three girls allegedly assaulted the 13-year-old girl.

A passer-by intervened and the three girls fled on foot with the girl’s mobile phone. The phone was later retrieved from an alleyway.

Following inquiries, about 10.40am yesterday (Thursday 13 June 2024), police attended a home in Orange and arrested two girls – aged 16 and 13.

They were both taken to Orange Police Station.

The 16-year-old girl was charged with robbery, and hinder or resist police officer in the execution of duty.

The other girl was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm in company of other(s), common assault, and hinder or resist police officer in the execution of duty.

Both teens were given conditional bail to appear at a Children’s court on Thursday 20 June 2024.

Inquiries are continuing.

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