Man, 23, charged for robbery
A MAN has been charged after an assault and robbery of an elderly woman at a Rockhampton shopping complex on Saturday.
The 23-year-old man from Norman Gardens is due to appear in the Rockhampton Magistrates Court today, charged with robbery and entering a premises with intent of offence after he stole money out of the 72-year-old woman’s car.
It is alleged the man entered the woman’s vehicle as she was getting in and grabbed her handbag and purse taking about $400 cash.
He was apprehended on Upper Dawson Rd and some of the stolen money was found stashed in a nearby mailbox.
The woman sustained minor injuries as she was pushed during the robbery and she was taken to Rockhampton Hospital.