An 11-year-old boy who allegedly assaulted a Mitchell Street worker is facing multiple charges for his alleged involvement in a spree of robberies, assaults, and thefts across Darwin this month, NT Police said.
The child was granted bail and is scheduled to appear in court on Monday.
Authorities said the boy was involved in multiple crimes, including aggravated robberies at unnamed businesses on Mitchell and Cavenagh streets on September 3.
He was also charged with possessing a weapon.
Police allege the child assaulted an employee from the Mitchell Street business and stole from the establishment. The items stolen were not disclosed by police.
From September 10-14, the child was allegedly involved again in stealing and breaking into unnamed businesses in Darwin’s northern suburbs.
Police did not mention if he had outstanding criminal charges when he committed the crimes.
The estimated cost of damages and items stolen from the businesses was also not disclosed.
It was also not mentioned if there were other outstanding persons involved in the alleged crime spree.
Strike Force Trident detectives charged the boy with five counts of stealing, three counts of aggravated assault and two counts of aggravated robbery, police said.
Additionally, he faces two counts of trespassing on premises, and one count each of unlawful entry of a building and possession of a controlled weapon.
NT Police did not mention the type of weapon the child used in the alleged assaults and robberies.