ACT Policing has arrested two teenagers after an aggravated robbery occurred in Griffith yesterday afternoon (November 6).
Around 4.20pm the two teenagers entered Liquor Land on Franklin Street, Griffith and threatened staff with a knife while demanding cash.
Staff members complied with their demands and the two teenagers left the store with a small amount of cash.
The officers who attended the store in response to the aggravated robbery reviewed the CCTV footage and identified the two teenagers.
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ACT Policing Criminal Investigations detectives attended a unit on Light Street, Griffith where the teenagers were located. Detectives conducted a search of the unit, locating and seizing a number of evidentiary items.
Detective Superintendent Brett McCann from Criminal Investigations said the quick apprehension of the teenagers was due to attending officers having early access to the CCTV footage.
“The officers who first responded to the incident quickly review the CCTV footage with the assistance of a staff member. The officers identified the two teenagers after they had earlier spoken to them about another matter.
“The good quality CCTV footage along with someone at the store knowing how the CCTV system operates assisting us in identifying the teenagers and taking them into custody.” Detective Superintendent McCann said.
The two teenagers, both from Narrabundah and aged 17 were conveyed to the ACT Watch House and charged with aggravated robbery. They are expected to face the ACT Children’s Court later today.