A man and a woman have been charged following an alleged aggravated robbery near Newcastle yesterday.
About 5.20pm (Saturday 28 August 2016), a 69-year-old man and 68-year-old woman were at an oval on Olney Street, Awaba, when they saw two people riding dirt bikes on the oval.
Police will allege the 69-year-old man approached the riders and asked them to leave.
The riders, a 31-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman, became aggressive and the man on the bike rode towards the older woman, allegedly hitting her and knocking her to the ground.
The older man went to her assistance when the younger man allegedly punched him to the ground and continued to assault him.
It’s alleged the 68-year-old woman was further assaulted by the younger woman, before the riders left with the older man’s mobile phone.
Officers from Lake Macquarie Local Area Command attended and commenced an investigation.
The 69-year-old man and 68-year-old woman were taken to John Hunter Hospital for treatment for injuries including cuts, bruising and possible fractures.
Following inquiries, police attended a home on Heaton Street, Awaba, and arrested a 21-year-old woman and a 31-year-old man today (Sunday 28 August 2016),
The pair was taken to Belmont Police Station and charged with two counts of aggravated robbery and inflict actual bodily harm and one count of common assault.
They were granted conditional bail to appear at Belmont Local Court on Tuesday 13 September 2016.