Boy charged with assisting in armed robbery

A 17-YEAR-OLD boy has been arrested and charged with armed robbery after allegedly helping a man hold-up a servo at gunpoint in Brisbane.

The pair allegedly strolled into the servo on Redbank Plains Road at Redbank Plains about 7.40pm last night and demanded cash.

Allegedly armed with a gun, the pair took a quantity of cash from the register and fled the store in a vehicle a short time later.


Their time on the run, however, was short lived, with police locating and arresting the pair nearby 30 minutes later.

The 21-year-old man and 17-year-old boy have since been charged with one count each of armed robbery.

The man will front Ipswich Magistrates Court on October 15 while the boy will appear in a children’s court.

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Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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