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Kangaroo Dumont arrested and charged with aggravated robbery

Trent Dumont training with North Melbourne in September. Picture: Getty Images
SOUTH Australian police have arrested and charged young North Melbourne player Trent Dumont over his alleged involvement in the robbery of a taxi driver.

The alleged incident happened in Adelaide in the early hours of Sunday October 12 after two men were picked up by a cab driver on North Terrace.

Dumont, 19, and another 19-year-old man from the Adelaide suburb of Para Vista have been bailed to appear in court next month.

"A 19-year-old man from Para Vista was arrested after he contacted police last night, following the release of CCTV images of the suspects inside the cab yesterday," a police statement said.

"Further enquiries today have led to the arrest of the second suspect, a 19-year-old man from Victoria.

"Both men have been charged with aggravated robbery and have been bailed to appear in the Holden Hill Magistrates Court on 25 November."

North Melbourne confirmed Dumont was the player involved in a statement on Tuesday night.

"As the matter will now be dealt with through the court, the Club will not be making any further comment on the allegations or charges," the club said.

Police had previously indicated the cab driver was not injured.

Dumont was drafted by North Melbourne with pick 30 in the 2013 National Draft.
He is yet to play a senior game with the club.

He was part of Norwood’s 2013 SANFL premiership.