A 12-year-old girl was charged yesterday as a result of investigations into an alleged assault and attempted robbery incident early yesterday morning.
A group of women aged in their early 20’s was socialising on the Esplanade and had walked to a nearby restaurant just after midnight. The women were seated outside the restaurant when they were approached by a group of youths who allegedly attempted to provoke the women by throwing pieces of paper at them.
It will be further alleged that some of the youths then began assaulting the women and attempting to steal their bags and purses. The victims managed to retain their property. One of the female youths stole a pack of cigarettes belonging to one of the victims.
Police attended the location and the offenders fled. Two were located and taken into custody near the scene.
A 12-year-old White Rock girl was charged with two counts each of attempted robbery and common assault as well as one count of stealing.
Investigations into the incident are continuing.