15-year old charged with Plaza robbery


By Taylah Eastwell

 A 15-year old boy has been arrested and charged with robbing another 15-year old at Dandenong Plaza in November.

Detectives executed a search warrant at a home in Pakenham on Monday 9 December after identifying the accused in CCTV footage.

The alleged robbery took place on 16 November at Dandenong Plaza as the 15-year old victim exited the plaza.

The offender made demands for the boy’s mobile phone and wallet.

Upon the victim’s refusal, the offender called out to a nearby group of youths at a McRae St bus stop. They crossed the road and began kicking and punching the victim to the head for about three minutes, police say.

After the victim’s phone and wallet were allegedly stolen, the accused ran off towards the Dandenong railway station.

The victim suffered minor bruising and scratches to his head.

The accused was bailed to attend a children’s court in January.

Police are continuing to investigate the remaining group of offenders.Any information to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or crimestoppersvic.com.au