Police lay charges over Tennant Creek robbery

Northern Territory Police have charged a man in relation to an aggravated robbery in Tennant Creek on Saturday night.

At around 10:40pm, police received reports that a 31-year-old man had allegedly threatened two youths with a replica hand gun before stealing a number of small items from one of the youths.

A short time later, the same man has allegedly threatened an elderly male with the same replica handgun.

Police arrested the man later that night and Tennant Creek Criminal Investigations Branch detectives have charged him with:

  • 3 x Aggravated assault
  • 1 x Robbery
  • 1 x Going armed in public

He was remanded to appear before Tennant Creek Local Court today.

Detective Senior Sergeant Michael Schumacher said, “Replica weapons are controlled items for a reason, I commend the actions of the officers for their professionalism in removing the item from the community and would remind the public that it is illegal to own a replica firearm without an appropriate permit.

“Police are urging anyone with information about this incident to come forward on 131 444. In particular, we wish to speak to anyone who witnessed the incidents on Saturday night.”

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