Man and teenagers charged af­ter ser­vice sta­tion rob­bery

Pilbara News - - News - Staff re­porters

Three peo­ple have been charged over a ser­vice sta­tion armed rob­bery in Gap Ridge in the early hours of last Wed­nes­day.

Po­lice al­lege one man and two teenage boys — one armed with a meat cleaver and one with a tyre lever — en­tered the ser­vice sta­tion dis­guised with hood­ies about 12.30am.

They al­legedly de­manded money and cig­a­rettes from a store at­ten­dant, and took them be­fore leav­ing the store. Po­lice also be­lieve the same three peo­ple were in­volved in a bur­glary and rob­bery late last Mon­day in which cash was stolen from a Bayn­ton cafe.

De­tec­tives have charged a 24-yearold man, a 14-year-old boy and a 13year-old boy, all from Bayn­ton, with ag­gra­vated armed rob­bery and ag­gra­vated armed bur­glary over the in­ci­dents.

All three were due to ap­pear in Kar­ratha Mag­is­trate’s Court last Thurs­day.

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