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August 19, 2004

Deaf NT woman robbed again

From: Ninemsn, Australia - Aug 19, 2004

An elderly deaf woman mugged and indecently assaulted by a teenage boy two years ago has been robbed by an 11-year-old girl.

The attacks took place in the same Darwin suburb, the Northern Territory News reports.

The frail woman, who weighs less than 40kg, is described by police as being "very shaken" by the attack.

She was allegedly attacked and overpowered by the girl at Malak on Wednesday morning.

The woman, 66, was walking along Magdelene Court when the girl allegedly came up behind her and grabbed her handbag.

The woman tried to hold on to her bag.

But she lost her grip and fell, injuring her right arm. The woman was taken to Royal Darwin Hospital but was later discharged.

The girl has been charged with robbery and stealing with violence and has been bailed to appear in Darwin Juvenile Court on August 31.

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