Teen facing robbery charge
A TEENAGE boy has been charged over a Banora Point armed robbery, and an alleged accomplice was assisting police with inquiries yesterday afternoon.
Police said two males entered a Pacific Highway convenience store just before 6pm on Thursday armed with a replica gun and knife and bailed up the female shop- keeper.
The pair allegedly forced the employee to empty the till as they stashed money and a dozen packets of cigarettes into a plastic bag, then ran from the scene.
One of the alleged offenders was arrested at a Tweed Heads shopping centre not long after the robbery.
The 16-year-old was charged with robbery while armed with an offensive weapon and in company.
He was kept in custody overnight before being granted bail at Tweed Heads Children’s Court yesterday.