Northern Territory Police have charged two male youths following an armed robbery at a service station in Araluen on Friday 20 March 2020.
Police allege two youths wearing face masks entered the business, threatened staff with weapons, and stole approximately $1000 cash and a quantity of cigarettes and tobacco.
The youths, aged 15 and 16, were arrested following a search warrant at a residence on Sunday 22 March. Police recovered tobacco, cigarettes, $340 cash, face masks and gloves.
Both youths were charged with:
- aggravated robbery
- possess offensive weapon
- possess prohibited weapon
- damage to property.
The youths were bailed to appear in Alice Springs Youth Justice Court today.
Sergeant Michael Ordelman said, “Police would like to thank members of the public for their ongoing assistance in identifying offenders. Information from the community is a valuable resource when tackling crime so if you know something then say something. Anyone with information on any offending is urged to contact police on 131444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.”