TWO 13-year-old boys have been charged over the armed robbery of a bottle shop in Surfers Paradise overnight.
The pair are alleged to have entered the Hanlon Street business around 8.30pm and threatened a 22-year-old male employee with a hammer.
The boys then grabbed a quantity of alcohol before fleeing on foot.
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A short time later, patrolling officers spotted the two teens nearby and took them into custody.
Police say the boys are from Bethania and Kingston.