Teen girls charged over train robbery

Two teenage girls have been charged with attempted aggravated robbery after an incident on a train in Sydney’s west last night.

Just before 10pm (Monday, January 7) a 33-year-old man boarded a city-bound train at Seven Hills train station.

Two males and two females boarded the same train at Toongabbie station.

The two males approached the 33-year-old and held his arms while the 14-year-old girl from Seven Hills allegedly burnt his head using a lit cigarette and repeatedly punched him in the head. The other 14-year-old girl from Newtown allegedly punched him repeatedly in the head also.

They allegedly demanded money which was refused by the 33-year-old.

During the assault the train arrived at Parramatta train station where State Transit Officers observed the incident and arrested the two females.

The girls were taken to Parramatta police station and charged with attempted aggravated robbery. They were bail refused to appear in Parramatta Children’s Court today.

The 33-year-old man didn’t require medical treatment.

Inquiries are continuing.