ACT Policing has arrested two 17-year-old male teenagers after an aggravated robbery took place at the Holt Caltex Service Station last night (Sunday, April 15).
About 10pm, the two teenagers, armed with knives entered the service station and approached the cashier. The teenagers made a number of threats and demands before the cashier opened the cash register and fled the store.
A short time later, the cashier saw the two teenagers run from the service station, carrying the cash tray from the register. The cashier returned to the service station and contacted police.
Around 10.10pm, members of Belconnen General Duties located the two teenagers on Beaurepaire Crescent, Holt. A foot pursuit commenced and the two teenagers were quickly apprehended. Police found property from the service station on one of the teenagers.
Detective Sergeant Richard Gough from ACT Policing Criminal Investigations said that the information provided to police was critical in apprehending the two teenagers so quickly.
“The information provided to police in a timely manner ensured that attending officers had the best possible chance to apprehend the offenders.
“The cashier did the right thing by looking after his personal safety and removing himself from danger. There is no point in putting your life in danger over cash or a few packets of cigarettes,” Detective Sergeant Gough said.
The two teenagers were taken to the ACT Watch House and charged with two counts of aggravated robbery. They will face the ACT Childrens Court today.