06
Jul

Rutherford: Two teens charged over alleged service station robbery

The boy, 15, and girl, 13, were arrested after a short foot chase on Sunday night after police were called to the New England Highway business about 10.30pm.

Two young teens have been charged over a violent armed robbery where a Rutherford service station employee and customer were threatened with a knife.

The boy, 15, and girl, 13, were arrested after a short foot chase on Sunday night after police

were called to the New England Highway business about 10.30pm.

Police allege the boy threatened the employee with a knife before demanding cash and cigarettes while the girl threatened the customer while demanding cash and credit cards,

The pair fled on foot before police saw a man and woman crossing a highway nearby.

Police allegedly tried to stop the pair before they ran off.

They were arrested after a short foot chase down Queen Street.

Both were taken to Maitland police station where they were charged with robbery armed with an offensive weapon.

The girl was also charged with demand property with menaces with intent to steal.

Extracted from Daily Telegraph