A WOMAN was kicked in the head and robbed in a Bendigo street over an allegedly stolen watch, a court has been told.
Lucia Dingfelder, 22, appeared in the Bendigo Magistrates' Court on Wednesday where she admitted to charges including robbery.
The court heard on January 21 this year, Dingfelder was at an address in King Street, Bendigo when a vehicle pulled up out the front.
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Dingfelder went outside and recognised a woman in the car. The court heard the woman was allegedly being held against her will, accused of stealing a watch.
Dingfelder grabbed the woman, dragging her out of the vehicle and began punching her to the head and kicking her while she was on the road.
The other occupants of the car drove away but Dingfelder continued to assault the victim.
The court heard Dingfelder then grabbed the woman's phone, demanded the phone's password, and returned inside the property with the mobile.
The victim ran to a nearby business and called for police. She was later taken to hospital for her injuries.
Dingfelder was arrested and questioned. She told police she could not remember the incident but said she knew the victim and other occupants of the car.
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Dingfelder on Wednesday also pleaded guilty to drugs charges after she was found with heroin, methamphetamine, and cannabis in September 2019.
Defence lawyer Robert Timms said Dingfelder was a young woman who had a drug addiction, and that the offending was opportunistic rather than premeditated.
He told the court Dingfelder had already spent 20 days in pre-sentence detention, but it was up to Magistrate Megan Aumair to decide how much longer she should stay in custody.
Mr Timms submitted Dingfelder should receive some sort of therapeutic corrections order when released.
Ms Aumair told the court Dingfelder's age was the "only thing she had going for her" and that the 22-year-old would spend a long time in jail.
But the magistrate agreed a community corrections order would be appropriate after her release from prison.
Ms Aumair ordered Dingfelder to undergo a corrections order assessment.
Dingfelder was remanded in custody and is due to return to court next week for sentencing.
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