Boy, 12, charged over cash rob­bery at skate park

The Coffs Coast Advocate - - NEWS -

PO­LICE have charged a boy in con­nec­tion with a rob­bery at the Coffs Har­bour skat­ing plaza last week­end.

At about 1.30pm on Sun­day, three chil­dren, all aged 12, were at the skate park at the in­ter­sec­tion of Har­bour Dr and Earl St when they were ap­proached by a young boy.

The young boy be­came in­volved in an al­ter­ca­tion with the three chil­dren.

It’s al­leged the boy left and re­turned a short time later with a group of at least six other young peo­ple.

The three vic­tims were al­legedly threat­ened and handed over a sum of cash to one of the boys.

Po­lice at­tended and in­quiries led to the ar­rest of a 12year-old boy at the scene.

He was taken to Coffs Har­bour Po­lice Sta­tion and charged with three counts of rob­bery in com­pany, af­fray and breach of bail.

The boy was re­fused bail and sched­uled to ap­pear at a chil­dren’s court ear­lier this week.

In­quiries into the in­ci­dent con­tinue and po­lice urge any­one who has ex­pe­ri­enced any sim­i­lar in­ci­dents at the skate park to come for­ward.

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