13-year-old among four teens arrested for alleged Territory Day booze heist

by | Jul 8, 2020 | Cops | 0 comments

Four alleged teenage thieves, one as young as 13, who went grog robbing on two stores in Malak and Karama on Territory Day, have been arrested by NT Police.

Police apprehended the four male teenagers, ages 13 to 16, across various locations in Darwin and Palmerston on Tuesday, following tips from the public.

On the evening of July 1, NT police initially reported that six male teenagers, who were allegedly armed with undisclosed weapons, threatened store staff in Malak and made off with several bottles of spirits.

An hour later, the group was found committing the same crime at another store in Karama, where they allegedly assaulted a store employee who attempted to stop their crime spree, NT Police said.

The amount of spirits stolen and its value was not disclosed.

NT Police earlier described the six youths as in their mid to late teens and being Aboriginal in appearance.

Police did not mention any details of the remaining two teenagers allegedly involved in the robbery.

“NT Police have been able to apprehend the youths and we thank the public for assistance with identifying them,” Northern Territory Police Detective Acting Senior Sergeant Jak Evans said.

The teenagers face robbery charges and are due to face court at an undisclosed date. It was not disclosed if they were released or are in custody pending the hearing.

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