Two of three teenagers accused of the vicious bashing and robbery of a man in Dubbo last week have been released on bail.
Richard Scott McDonald, 19, along with two juvenile males aged 16 and 17, was arrested in a laneway adjacent to Park Street in North Dubbo after the violent assault outside Ben Furney Flour Mills in Brisbane Street.
Police allege at about 8.30pm one of the trio asked the 35-year-old victim for a cigarette, before all three began punching the man to the head.
When the victim fell to the ground the onslaught continued with the teenagers kicking the man to the body, according to police facts tendered to Dubbo Local Court during Mr McDonald’s appearance.
The group allegedly then stole the victim’s wallet, taking $50 from it before discarding the wallet in Muller Park.
The victim sustained a swollen jaw, bloodied nose and suspected broken ribs in the attack.
The three were arrested by patrolling police shortly afterwards.
The 16-year-old youth was given bail on the night of the alleged offence while Mr McDonald and the 17 year old appeared in court charged with aggravated robbery and robbery in company.
Magistrate Elaine Jacob remanded the juvenile in custody, however despite objections from the police prosecutor Mr McDonald was granted conditional bail.
The prosecutor argued he should kept in custody due to the serious nature of the offence. The matters were adjourned until February 19.
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