A 16-year-old boy was charged yesterday following an alleged robbery incident near a Mooroobool park.
The incident unfolded just before 4.30pm yesterday, when a 14-year-old boy was riding his bicycle on Long Street. Another male youth ran from a nearby park gazebo and blocked the boy’s path, forcing him to stop.
It is alleged that he then demanded the bike whilst holding the handlebars and preventing it from being moved. Threats of violence were then used toward the boy however he refused to hand over his bike.
It will be further alleged the youth then punched the boy several times to the head, forcing him off his bicycle. The offender then rode off before returning to taunt the boy as he walked from the incident scene. He did not sustain any physical injuries as a result of the incident.
The young victim immediately reported the incident and officers from the local Mooroobool Police Beat were advised. The Beat Officers obtained further details from the boy and commenced an investigation.
The officers subsequently attended a Mooroobool address just after 5pm where they allegedly located the stolen bicycle in a courtyard area. A 16-year-old boy was located at the address and taken into custody. He was charged with one count of robbery with violence.
The bicycle was seized and has now been returned to the rightful owner.