A TEEN who allegedly tried to steal the shoes off a victim during a violent attack in the Bendigo CBD has been released on bail.
The 14-year-old girl appeared in a Children's Court this week after she was charged with attempted robbery.
The court heard the girl and a co-accused were sitting together on a bench on Sunday afternoon when the 14-year-old victim walked past with a group of friends.
The accused called out to the victim that she liked her shoes.
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The victim and her friends continued their walk and the 14-year-old girl and co-accused followed them, slowly getting closer to the group.
The court heard the co-accused allegedly grabbed the victim by the hair and dragged her to the ground.
The co-accused allegedly punched the victim to the head multiple times while the 14-year-old girl demanded the shoes from the victim.
One of the victim's friends started filming the incident and one of the accused allegedly ordered them to stop filming.
A bystander heard the incident and started to approach the group, causing the two accused to flee.
The court heard the alleged attack was captured on CCTV footage.
The 14-year-old girl was arrested and remanded in custody on Wednesday. She admitted to police that she had been present but denied the assault.
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The police informant told the Children's Court the girl should not be granted bail because she was an unacceptable risk of reoffending and endangering the community.
The girl's defence lawyer said her client was a vulnerable young person who had been given the opportunity of Youth Justice supervised bail.
The lawyer said the range of Youth Justice programs and several bail conditions could alleviate any of the prosecution's concerns.
The magistrate said there was strong evidence to show the alleged attempted robbery happened in "broad daylight" in the Bendigo CBD.
But the magistrate said he was satisfied that the girl should be released on bail, given her young age and the range of available bail conditions, including a 6pm to 6am curfew.
The 14-year-old girl is due to return to a Children's Court later this month.
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