Four men who tied and robbed woman, 61, among 15 charged

Fifteen people were formally charged for serious non-sexual crimes in August, one less than July, but three more via counts, including charges relating to aggravated robbery one of which involved four men who assaulted and tied up a 61-year-old woman before making off with nearly $6,000 cash.

Aggravated burglary and theft topped the list of 20 offences at seven each, and there was also a count each for robbery, an act with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and for breach of curfew.

Stats provided by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution (ODPP) did not say where the incident involving the 61-year-old victim happened, but that the perpetrators were aged between 26 and 36 years who robbed her of $5,700 cash.

August offenders include a 25-year-old man who assaulted his 21-year-old wife, a 35-year-old man who stole items valued at $3,000 from four separate shops during curfew, and two men in their 20s charged with aggravated burglary and theft of assorted items worth $2,224 from a home.

There was one incident where an 18-year-old man was charged for allegedly attacking and robbing a taxi driver of $40 cash. A 25-year-old man was charged with the aggravated robbery of mobile phones, electronics and jewellery. There was one incident where an 18-year-old man was charged with the robbery of a mobile phone from a 58-year-old man, however, the matter was discontinued due to insufficient evidence.

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