Teenagers charged over alleged aggravated robbery


Two teenagers have been charged following an alleged aggravated robbery in Newcastle yesterday.

At about 7.20pm (Wednesday 1 July), a 31-year-old man parked his vehicle near the intersection of Merewether and Hunter Streets, Newcastle, when he was approached by two juveniles.

The pair – a teenage boy and a girl – allegedly threatened the man with a knife, demanding his car keys and phone before attempting to open the vehicle. They were unsuccessful and fled east along Hunter Street.

Officers from Newcastle City Police District attended and commenced inquiries.

A short time later, a 14-year-old boy and 16-year-old girl were arrested after being stopped by officers on Darby Street, Cooks Hill.

During a search, police allegedly located a knife, the man’s car keys and cannabis.

Both were taken to Newcastle Police Station and charged with robbery in company and custody of knife in public place.

The girl was also charged with possess prohibited drug.

Both were refused bail to appear at a children’s court today (Thursday 2 July).