Res­i­dents threat­ened with knife dur­ing armed rob­bery

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - - NEWS -

A TEENAGE boy and a 20year-old man have been ar­rested over an armed rob­bery at a house in Cairns.

Po­lice al­lege the pair vis­ited a house at Dil­lon St, West­court, about 11.30pm on Fri­day and threat­ened the two male oc­cu­pants, aged 37 and 39, with a knife.

A scuf­fle broke out in­side the home be­fore the armed man al­legedly stole a ve­hi­cle and fled the scene.

The sec­ond male, who had been wait­ing out­side, fled on foot but was soon taken into cus­tody in nearby Len­non St by of­fi­cers who re­sponded to a triple-0 call.

It is al­leged the stolen ve- hi­cle crashed into traf­fic sig­nals at the in­ter­sec­tion of En­more St and Reser­voir Rd, Manoora, where the man was taken into cus­tody.

A 20-year-old Cairns man was de­nied po­lice bail and was to ap­pear in the Cairns Mag­is­trates Court yes­ter­day charged with one count each of armed rob­bery, dan­ger­ous op­er­a­tion of a mo­tor ve­hi­cle and ad­versely af­fected by an in­tox­i­cat­ing sub­stance, un­law­ful use of a mo­tor ve­hi­cle and un­li­censed driv­ing.

A 17-year-old Cairns youth was as­sist­ing po­lice with their in­quiries.

No one was phys­i­cally in­jured dur­ing the in­ci­dent.

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