Girl, 13, accused of robbery granted bail

A 13-YEAR-OLD girl accused of two attempted armed robberies in Toowoomba has been granted bail with strict conditions.

The girl, who just turned 13, appeared in custody before Toowoomba Children's Court yesterday with her parents sitting in the public gallery.

Police claim she was armed with a knife when she attempted to rob a taxi driver on Bridge St early Monday morning.

She is also accused of the attempted armed robbery of a James St 7-Eleven service station in Harristown less than an hour earlier.

Fortunately, police claim no-one was injured in either incident.

Applying for bail on behalf of the girl, her solicitor Kyna Morice said her client was very young and had spent two nights in custody.

It had been the first time she had been held in custody and she didn't want to be put back in custody, she said.

The teenager would abide by any conditions if bailed by the court, Ms Morice submitted.

Magistrate Graham Lee said the girl was very young but the charges she was facing were very serious.

However, he granted her bail on condition she reside with her parents and abide by a nightly curfew.

Mr Lee adjourned the case for committal mention back in the same court on June 4.



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