A woman and three teenage girls charged with stealing a taxi and assaulting the driver
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Yesterday a woman and three 15 year old girls were charged with assaulting a taxi driver, stealing his taxi and then driving into him. The incident comes as the number of young woman involved in violent crimes is on the increase.
This alleged attack occurred in Rawson Street, when the group of young woman is believed to have assaulted the driver and dragging him from his cab after flagging down the taxi at 3.40am. It is alleged the four then stole the taxi, crashed it into the window of a shop on the corner of Northumberland and Rawson Street, then reversed the cab into the taxi driver and hit a metal barrier before running from the car.
A 21-year-old Greenacre woman and three 15-year-old girls – from Yennora, Campsie and Croydon Park – were arrested and taken to Auburn Police Station after police pursued them on foot.
The taxi driver was treated at the scene by Paramedics and taken to Westmead Hospital with rib and chest injuries.
The Yennora youth was charged with aggravated assault with intent to take motor vehicle and inflict actual bodily harm, negligent driving occasioning grievous bodily harm, resisting arrest and two counts of assaulting police.
The other two 15-year-old girls and the 21-year-old woman were all charged with aggravated assault with intent to take motor vehicle and inflict actual bodily harm and resisting arrest.
The 21-year-old woman has been refused bail to appear at Burwood Local Court today.
The three teens have each been refused bail to appear at Parramatta Children’s Court today.