A teenager’s ‘brazen act’ after pregnant mother was allegedly pulled to the ground by her hair in an attempt to rob her while her two children sat screaming in a stroller
- A 15-year-old girl has been charged after allegedly trying to rob a mother
- Mom was out walking her two children around 12:40 p.m. Monday
- A teenager approached the pregnant mother and pulled her to the ground by the hair
- Police claim they tried to steal the mother’s purse and accused her of the robbery
A teenager who rode a scooter with a girl accused of viciously pulling a pregnant mother to the ground by the hair as she pushed her two children in a stroller appears to have left a very obvious lead for police outside her home .
There were major fears for the pregnant mother’s health after she was attacked by the 15-year-old girl, with a neighbor’s video surveillance showing the moment the teenager charged at the woman as she was walking with her two young children her stroller.
The 37-year-old mother was walking down an alleyway in Perth at Smallman Place, Ashfield, on Monday at 12.40pm when a teenager riding a scooter approached her from behind.
It wasn’t long before WA police found the teenager alleged to have committed the attack and filmed the moment a group of officers arrived at the home to arrest her.
Outside the house, the girl who rode with the teenager accused of assault appears to have left the same scooter she was riding propped against the carport.
Footage of the teenager’s arrest showed her swearing at officers, screaming and crying while other household members cried in the background.
WA Police footage showed the scooter outside the home
Disgusting CCTV footage showed the girl pulling the five-months pregnant woman to the ground by her hair – before dragging her across the concrete away from her children.
The mother had been struggling to hold on to her stroller, which overturned as she was thrown onto the path, leaving her young twins screaming in terror and kicking their legs in the air.
Police expressed fears for the mother-to-be’s health after she fell on her stomach during the attack and urged her to see a doctor immediately.
She suffered minor cuts and bruises but was advised to seek medical attention due to her pregnancy fall.
Footage shows a teenager attempting to steal the 37-year-old mother’s purse in a vicious daylight attack
Horrified commentators flooded social media with shock and horror at the incident, which took place in broad daylight in a Perth suburb
The footage released by WA Police sparked a wave of outrage on social media, with many shocked by the violence and others concerned for the well-being of the mother and children.
The twins dangled on their backs in their upside-down stroller while their mother tried to fend off their attacker, who rained down punches to the mother’s head.
“I hope they’re okay… thank god the mother strapped the kids in the stroller properly… they would have been so scared,” one person said.
“This poor mother and her young children must be traumatised, I hope they are well including the unborn baby. It’s absolutely shocking,” said another.
Police arrested a 15-year-old girl (pictured) shortly after the alleged attack and charged with robbery
The footage shows a teenager approaching the mother from behind and pulling her hair down an alley
The girl has been charged with robbery and is due to appear in Geraldton Magistrates Court on September 13.
Investigators released CCTV footage of the attack to find out what happened and asked that anyone with relevant information contact the police.
Video before the attack showed a teenager riding a scooter down the alley behind another young girl.
Police confirmed that a second girl was also arrested as part of the early investigation but has not been charged in connection with the attack.
Neighbors told The West Australian they were “disgusted” by the brutal daylight attack, as some other local mothers are now too scared to leave their homes.
“How can someone that age have the audacity to do that… an adult with a stroller, it’s disgusting,” said a neighbor.
“I’ve never experienced or heard of violence of this kind here.”
Another added: “I’m a mum to a little boy and I walk the same street it makes me stop walking around there.”
The mother tried to hold down her fallen stroller as the teenager tried to steal her purse