Perth teen tries to steal a handbag and drags a mum by the hair in Smallman Place, Ashfield Perth

Horrifying video shows the moment a 15-year-old girl viciously attacks a defenceless mum and tries to rip her handbag away as her two children sit screaming in a pram

  • A 15-year-old girl has been arrested after allegedly attempting to rob a mother
  • The mum was taking her two children for a stroll around 12.40pm on Monday
  • The teen approached the pregnant mother and pulled her down by her hair 
  • Police claim she tried to steal the mother’s handbag and charged her for robbery

Horrifying footage shows the moment a teenager riding a scooter attacks a pregnant mother taking her two children for a stroll.

The 37-year-old mum was walking with her two children down a Perth laneway in Smallman Place, Ashfield, at about 12.40pm on Monday when the 15-year-old girl approached from behind.

CCTV captures the teen violently pulling the mother along the concrete footpath by her hair.

A 15-year-old girl has been arrested after allegedly attempting to steal a 37-year-old mother's handbag

A 15-year-old girl has been arrested after allegedly attempting to steal a 37-year-old mother’s handbag

The desperate mother tried to hold onto her pram which toppled as she was being dragged. 

Police arrested the 15-year-old a short time later and alleged she was attempting to steal the woman’s handbag.

Footage of her arrest shows her swearing at officers while other household members cry out he background. 

Police arrested the 15-year-old a short time after the attack and alleged she was trying to steal the mother's handbag

Police arrested the 15-year-old a short time after the attack and alleged she was trying to steal the mother’s handbag

Footage shows the teen approaching the mother from behind and pulling her by her hair down a laneway

Footage shows the teen approaching the mother from behind and pulling her by her hair down a laneway

The mother escaped the attack with minor cuts and bruises but police held concerns for her pregnancy as she fell onto her stomach.

The girl was charged with one count of robbery and is set to appear in Geraldton Magistrates Court on 13 September. 

Police released the CCTV footage of the attack to help identify the movements of the girl.

The mother tried to hold on to her knocked-over pram as the teen allegedly tried to steal her handbag

The mother tried to hold on to her knocked-over pram as the teen allegedly tried to steal her handbag

CCTV footage shows the 15-year-old girl riding on a scooter behind another teenage girl before the brutal attack

CCTV footage shows the 15-year-old girl riding on a scooter behind another teenage girl before the brutal attack

Anyone with relevant information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers. 

Footage before the attack showed the 15-year-old riding a scooter down the laneway behind another young girl. 

While CCTV footage suggests only one of the girls was involved in the attack, a second unidentified person was arrested from the 15-year-old’s household.

Daily Mail Australia has contacted WA Police for comment. 

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