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Police have arrested and charged three female youths following a robbery on Pippi Beach at Yamba.

About 3.45pm on Saturday, two Sydney women were sunbaking when they were approached by three girls.

Police allege one of the youths was armed with a large stick and attacked one of the women, striking her on the back of the head and shoulders.

The girls then rummaged through the women’s bags, taking a wallet and cash, before running from the scene.

Police were called and soon after two girls aged 15 and 12, matching the descriptions provided to police, were sighted on Robinson Street before disappearing into a nearby golf course.

Police pursued them, arresting one at the golf course and the other at a property in Robinson Street a short time later.

The third youth, an 11-year-old, was arrested in nearby bushland.

All three young people were taken to Yamba Police Station.

The 15-year-old was charged with robbery while armed with an offensive weapon (in company), resisting arrest, breaching bail and having suspected stolen goods. She was refused bail and was due to appear via video link at Parramatta Children’s Court yesterday.

The 11- and 12-year-olds were charged with robbery while armed with an offensive weapon (in company). Both were granted conditional bail to appear before the Maclean Children’s Court on 14 February 2012.

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