Teenage girl fights off robber
A 15-year-old girl fought off a man who attempted to steal her bag in Lyons on Thursday night, police said.
The teenager was walking on the grassed area between Melrose Drive and Marrawah Street at about 8pm when a tall man in his late twenties or early thirties approached her and demanded her bag.
When she refused to hand it over, he punched her in the stomach, but she fought back, kicking and punching him until he fell to the ground.
The girl fled. None of her belongings were stolen, and she escaped without injury.
Police are urging anyone who saw the man in the area at the time of the attempted robbery to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or at www.act.crimestoppers.com.au.
He is described as between 180-190cm tall, with a square chin and medium build, and at the time of the incident he was wearing a black top and had gelled hair.