More teens facing charges over alleged Territory Day robbery

by | Jul 10, 2020 | Cops | 0 comments

Two more teenagers allegedly involved in the Malak and Karama booze robbery on Territory Day have now been arrested, NT Police said.

Earlier this week, four teenagers, one as young as 13, who were allegedly involved in the robbery were charged.

The group of six teenage thieves allegedly committed the robbery on the evening of July 1, with NT police reporting that the teenagers 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.

Detectives from the NT Police Serious Crime Squad and StrikeForce Trident located and arrested the last two teenagers, ages 17 and 19, following tips from the public.

All of them have been charged with robbery.

“This has been a collaborative effort by members of the police force and the public,” Detective Acting Senior Sergeant Jak Evans said.

“It was a terrible ordeal for the employees to experience and I am happy that we have been able to locate the offenders.”

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