Teen who armed himself with knives to rob shop charged
A 16-YEAR-OLD teenager has been charged after he is alleged to have armed himself with knives and robbed a Murwillumbah supermarket.
The teenager entered the Brisbane St store at about 6pm last Thursday, December 15 and approached a female staff member, before threatening the woman and demanding money.
He then left with a quantity of cash and cigarettes and the woman was uninjured.
Following inquiries, police charged the 16-year-old with robbery armed with an offensive weapon on Saturday.
He was also charged with possessing a prohibited drug.
He was refused bail and appeared at a children's court last Saturday.
Meanwhile, there has been a spate of assaults on Tweed Byron LAC officers, with police being bitten, hit and kicked in the face and legs.
Police reported an 18-year-old person and a 40-year-old woman were charged with assault after officers were bitten and hit in the face at Brunswick Heads on December 15.
Following this, on the morning of December 18, two males involved in separate incidents were charged with assaulting police at Byron Bay.
One officer was kicked in the face and another officer was kicked in the legs.
Police said all of the incidents involved people who were either intoxicated or suffering from the effects of drugs.
Officers reminded the community they do not tolerate such actions and apply a zero tolerance when dealing with this type of behaviour.
With the festive season approaching extra police will be patrolling the streets of the Tweed-Byron area to cope with an anticipated influx of visitors These additional police will include the Public Order and Riot Squad.