Teen in violent attack on pregnant woman refused bail

A boy, 16, who was charged over the violent robbery of a heavily pregnant woman at Holsworthy has been refused bail in court.

Two women, aged 35 and 20, were walking near Holsworthy Railway Station when they were attacked last Tuesday (nov 20).

They were approached by three teenagers as they walked towards a pathway near Parkwood Parade.

The teenagers allegedly pushed the 35-year-old woman - who was 37 weeks pregnant - to the ground, kicked her in the stomach and stole the women's handbags.

The 16-year-old was arrested after he attended Liverpool Police Station yesterday.

He was charged with two counts of robbery in company.

The boy appeared at Parramatta bail court via audio visual link this morning and did not apply for bail.

It was formally refused and he will face Parramatta Children's Court on Monday (nov 26).

Police have also charged a man, 18, with two counts of robbery and he remains in custody.

They are still looking for the third person, believed to be a boy, 17.

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