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.