Three teenage boys and a 20-year-old man have been charged with robbing a man at knife point in the middle of a busy street on the NSW Mid North Coast.
The frightening ambush unfolded at the intersection of Middleton and Albert Streets, South Kemspey at around 4.20pm on Friday.
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It’s alleged three males, one brandishing a knife, approached a young man speaking on his phone at the intersection and threatened him with the knife, demanding money.
The pack of thieves fled the scene with cash, a mobile phone and an electronic tablet.
Officers were called, and following inquiries, a 15-year-old boy was arrested behind a property on Middleton Street.
He was taken to Kempsey Station, where he was charged with robbery whilst armed with offensive weapon.
Later that night, police arrested two teenage boys, aged 15 and 17, and a 20-year-old man in Seaview Street, Nambucca Heads.
A search of the 20-year-old man resulted in police allegedly locating a knife.
The trio was taken to Kempsey Police Station, where the 15-year-old boy was charged with two counts of robbery whilst armed with offensive weapon, possess prohibited drug, and breach of bail.
It’s alleged he was also involved in a robbery of a man in Middleton Street, South Kempsey on 29 October 2015.
The 17-year-old boy was charged with robbery in company and custody of knife in public place.
The 20-year-old man was charged with armed with intent to commit indictable offence.
All four appeared in court yesterday, with the three teens refused bail to appear at children’s courts on the 10 November 2015, and 13 November 2015.
The man was also refused bail, to appear at Port Macquarie Local Court on 11 November 2015.