Boy charged with robbing Murwillumbah supermarket at knifepoint

A BOY has been charged with holding up a supermarket at knifepoint in Murwillumbah.

The 16-year-old allegedly stormed the Brisbane Street store around 6pm on Thursday.

Armed with knives, the boy allegedly threatened a female staff member and demanded money.


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The knife-wielding boy fled the store with a stash of cash of cigarettes.

Fortunately, the woman was not physically injured.

Following inquiries, the 16-year-old boy was today arrested and charged with robbery armed with an offensive weapon.

He was also charged with possessing a prohibited drug.

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

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