Girl charged over violent carjacking attempt outside Melbourne supermarket

A 16-YEAR-OLD girl has been arrested and charged after she and two other teenagers allegedly tried to carjack a woman outside a supermarket in Melbourne’s southeast.

The trio allegedly bailed up the 53-year-old woman as she was getting into her vehicle parked outside the Bent Street supermarket at Bentleigh around 10am on Monday 19 December.

A teenage boy allegedly tried to snatch the woman’s car keys but was unsuccessful. He then allegedly punched the woman in the head before two teenage girls stole her handbag and all three offenders jumped onto a nearby bus.


The victim chased the teens onto the bus where she was allegedly bashed by the trio before managing to retrieve her bag. The woman suffered facial injuries and was treated at the scene by paramedics.

Following investigation, detectives from the Bayside Crime Investigation Unit today arrested a 16-year-old girl and charged her with robbery, attempted carjacking, theft, intentionally causing injury and recklessly causing injury.

She’s been granted bail and will front a children’s court at a later date.

Detectives are still looking for a male and female teenager and continue to appeal for any witnesses to the incident.

Anyone with information that could assist police with their investigation is urged to come forward and contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.