A woman has been dragged along the carpark at Stockland Shellharbour as she attempted to foil an alleged robbery.
Two women aged 32 and 19 appeared before Wollongong Local Court on Thursday, charged with robbery in company.
The 19-year-old, of Dapto, also faces charges of reckless driving and possessing a prohibited drug – cannabis.
Police allege the pair were loading goods into a white Mitsubishi Magna on the rooftop carpark at Stockland Shellharbour about 1pm Wednesday when they were spotted by a woman who worked at a store within the shopping centre.
The staffer believed the pair had stolen items from her store and photographed the car as it drove away.
The car stopped and a confrontation ensued before one of the duo allegedly stole the woman’s phone. Police say the woman was reaching into the car to retrieve her phone when she was dragged a short distance, before falling to the ground.
Both accused women were refused bail on Thursday. Their matters will return to court in January.
A police investigation into the claims of stolen goods is ongoing.