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Teenager charged following armed robbery in Scone

A juvenile has been charged over an alleged armed robbery in the Upper Hunter last month.

About 9pm on Monday 16 November, a teen entered a fast food restaurant on Kelly Street, Scone, and threatened a 19-year-old man with a knife, demanding cash.

The staff member complied, and the teenager then fled on foot with an amount of money.

Officers from Hunter Valley Police District attended a short time later and established a crime scene.

The two staff members present at the time were not injured.

Following inquiries and an appeal for public information, a 16-year-old boy was arrested at a home in Scone about 9.40am today (Sunday 27 December).

The teen was taken to Muswellbrook Police Station and charged with robbery armed with offensive weapon.

He was refused bail and will face a children’s court tomorrow (Monday 28 December).