Girls arrested over brazen daylight attack on 60-year-old woman

TWO young girls have been arrested over a brazen daylight attack on a 60-year-old woman in the Northern Territory.

It’s alleged the girls, aged 13 and 14, attacked the woman while she was sitting in her parked car at the Yeperenye Shopping Centre in Alice Springs about 11am this morning.

Police said the pair allegedly threatened the woman before running off after snatching her phone and car keys.


While police were on their way, the girls allegedly returned and attacking the victim, pushing and slapping her before stealing her wallet.

Officers were able to track the girls using CCTV and, following a short foot chase, they were arrested.

No charges have yet been laid.