Teens charged after shoplifting from liquor store

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Two teenagers have been charged after they were caught shoplifting in Jordan Springs.

About 1.30pm on Wednesday, December 13, it is alleged a 15-year-old, from Cranebrook, and a 13-year-old, from Penrith, entered a liquor store in Jordan Springs.

At the time, the pair allegedly had shirts wrapped around their heads, like a balaclava.

The 13-year-old allegedly picked up a box containing six bottles of vodka, and the 15-year-old picked up a carton of Jim Beam and Cola.

The manager from the nearby supermarket saw the youths and he stood outside the store.

It is alleged that when the 13-year-old exited, he picked up a 750ml bottle of alcohol and threatened to assault the manager.

The manager moved out of the way and the teens left.

Police attended a short time later.

They were patrolling Challenger Way, Cranebrook, and located the 13-year-old.

It is alleged the youth got on a nearby push bike and attempted to evade police.

Police engaged in a short foot pursuit and he was arrested.

The 13-year-old was charged with a string of offences including ‘possess prohibited drug’ and ‘shoplifting’.

The 15-year-old was apprehended a short time later.

He was charged with a string of offences including ‘face blackened/disguised w/i commit indictable offence’.

The pair will appear in a Children’s Court at a later date.

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