Boy, 16, charged over liquor store axe attack

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A 16-year-old boy has been charged after he allegedly threatened staff at a liquor store with a pick-axe at Clareville on Sydney’s northern beaches overnight.

The axe-wielding teen allegedly stormed the Hudson Road liquor store at around 9pm and threatened a 40-year-old male employee.


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Police say a struggle broke out at which time the teen was struck in the ribs with the axe.

The employee chased the young offender as he fled the store and was able to catch him on Riverview Parade.

The teen was taken to Royal North Shore Hospital by Ambulance Paramedics for treatment of bruised ribs before being arrested and charged with assault with intent to rob armed with an offensive weapon

He was refused bail to appear before a children’s court today.

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