Police arrest teenager for service station robbery

POLICE have arrested a man in relation to an armed robbery in South Grafton on the weekend.

Yesterday police from Coffs/Clarence Local Area Command executed a search warrant at a home in Maxwell Ave, South Grafton.

A 19-year-old man was arrested at the address and taken to Grafton Police Station where he was charged with aggravated armed robbery.

He was refused bail to appear before Grafton Local Court today.

The arrest was made after an armed robbery at a service station in South Grafton was held up at knifepoint.

Shortly after 4.30am on Sunday, police responded to reports the Skinner St business had been robbed by a number of men.

Officers were told one of the men was armed with a knife and another with sticks.

The men allegedly threatened and assaulted the male cashier before fleeing the premises with cash and cigarettes.

They left in the cashier's car, which was later found burnt out nearby.
 



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