Three teenage girls, one aged as young as 12-years-old, have been charged over a spate of violent robberies in Sydney.
The trio targeted their first victims in Ultimo just after midnight on Thursday, allegedly assaulting and robbing two women of their mobile phones.
A short time later, the group allegedly assaulted and robbed another woman of her mobile phone before they allegedly bashed a fourth woman with a metal pole, taking off with her backpack and mobile.
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Around 1.10am, a fifth woman was allegedly assaulted and robbed of her handbag by the teen girls at Central Railway Station.
Officers at the railway station were alerted to the robberies, with the trio arrested nearby.
They were then taken to Day Street Police Station and charged with several offences.
The younger girl was charged with assault with intent to rob and appeared before a Children’s Court on Thursday.
One of the 14-year-old girls was charged with demand with menaces, robbery and assault with intent to rob. She also appeared before a Children’s Court on Thursday.
The second 14-year-old girl was charged with assault with intent to rob and was granted conditional bail to appear at a Children’s Court on Tuesday 10 July.