Teen charged for allegedly throwing a firework at a supermarket employee, assaulting customer

by | Aug 31, 2021 | Cops | 0 comments

A 15-year-old boy has been charged with a serious breach of bail, and breaching a suspended sentence, after allegedly throwing a lit firework, hitting a supermarket employee, and then assaulting a 65-year-old man, NT Police have said.

Police media manager Rob Cross said in a statement that about 3.30pm on Monday the boy went into the Wagaman supermarket with a group of youths.

“The youth has allegedly lit a firework and has thrown it at the staff member,” he said. “The firework has exploded on the staff member’s foot causing minor injuries.”

Mr Cross said alleged the group stole a number of items from the shop before running away, but as the 15-year-old was leaving he assaulted the 65-year-old man, knocking him to the ground.

That night police CCTV found him in Palmerston with the stolen items and he was arrested, he said.

Mr Cross said he had been charged with aggravated robbery, aggravated assault, intent to disfigure or disable by explosive substance, a serious breach of bail, and breaching a suspended sentence, and has been remanded to appear in court on Wednesday.

Strike force Trident detectives also arrested another 15-year-old boy for stealing from a clothing shop in a Casuarina shopping centre on Sunday, he said.

Mr Cross alleged the boy then went to the bus exchange and approached a 14-year-old boy demanding personal items before assaulting him.

The boy was charged with assault with intent to steal, stealing, breach of bail, and breach of a suspended sentence, and was refused police bail and remanded to appear in court on Tuesday, Mr Cross said.

 

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