Boy charged with robbing Gold Coast grocery store armed with hammer

A 16-year-old boy has been charged over the alleged armed robbery of a grocery store in Varsity Lakes on Saturday.

Police say the boy allegedly stormed into the shop on Varsity Parade around 6.50am and threatened staff whilst armed with a hammer.

He allegedly stole a quantity of cigarettes before leaving the store on foot.


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Following investigations, a teenage boy from Mudgeeraba was charged with one count of armed robbery.

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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