Two teens will face court today following an investigation into the alleged armed robbery of a service station in the state’s north-west this week.
About 10.10pm on Monday (28 March 2022), two males entered a service station on Warialda Road, Inverell, and allegedly threatened an employee with a knife, demanding cigarettes and cash.
The pair stole the items before fleeing on foot into a laneway off Warialda Road.
The employee was not physically injured during the incident.
Officers attached to New England Police District attended and established a crime scene, which was forensically examined.
Following inquiries, officers attached to Western Region Enforcement Squad arrested two teens at the intersection of Fitzroy Street and Kable Avenue, following a short foot pursuit about 11.10pm yesterday (Wednesday 30 March 2022).
Both teens – aged 16 and 15 – were taken to Tamworth Police Station.
The older boy was charged with robbery armed with offensive weapon, custody of knife in public place and breach of bail.
The younger boy was charged with robbery armed with offensive weapon.
Both teens were refused bail to appear before a children’s court today (Thursday 31 March 2022).