Teenager arrested after robbing supermarket at knifepoint

Lachlan Roberts 9 September 2019

Police have arrested a 15-year-old boy after he allegedly robbed a Mitchell supermarket at knifepoint on Friday morning (6 September).

Around 11:50 am, police were called following reports of a teenager threatening staff with a knife at a Mitchell supermarket. Police allege the teenager stole alcohol, threatened staff with a knife and was carrying a prohibited firearm.

Officers on patrol in a neighbouring suburb responded and the 15-year-old was arrested a short time later.

The boy faced the ACT Children’s Court on Saturday (7 September) charged with possessing an offensive weapon with intent and possessing a prohibited firearm.

Anyone with information that could assist police is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website.

Please quote reference 6435973. Information can be provided anonymously.

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