At about 11:30am on Wednesday 10 June 2015 the victim, an elderly female, was walking her dog along Green Street, Spalding.
It will be alleged that the accused man approached the victim and engaged her in conversation. The accused man then suddenly forced the victim to the ground before assaulting her. It will further be alleged that during the assault the accused man demanded money while physically searching the victim’s clothing. The victim was not carrying money and the accused departed the scene empty handed.
Local police and Geraldton Detectives immediately responded, arresting a 39 year old male from Spalding shortly after.
The accused man will appear at Geraldton Magistrates Court this morning charged with attempted aggravated robbery.