Inquiries continue after father, daughter assaulted and robbed at Charlestown

A teenager will be dealt with under the Young Offenders Act as police continue investigating the alleged assault and robbery of a father and daughter in Charlestown.

Yesterday afternoon (Sunday 12 April 2015), a 14-year-old girl and her 41-year-old father were leaving a shopping centre on Pearson Street, when a number of people approached them.

Police have been told an altercation ensued between the man and a number of males, in which the man was assaulted a number of times.

The girl went to the assistance of her father, when she was assaulted.

During the altercation, the man’s car keys, mobile phone and wallet were taken.

Emergency services were called and the group fled the scene.

The father and daughter were treated at the scene for minor injuries.

Officers attached to Lake Macquarie Local Area Command attended and commenced investigating the incident.

Detectives from Lake Macquarie Local Area Command located a 15-year-old boy this morning at a local shopping centre.

He will be dealt with under the Young Offenders Act

As they continue their inquiries, any witnesses, or anyone with information is urged to come forward and contact police via Crime Stoppers.

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