Man, 23, charged for rob­bery

The Morning Bulletin - - NEWS -

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.

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